NYABUSHOZI — Supporters of incumbent Nyabushozi County MP Fred Mwesigye have gifted him with over 180 heads of cattle as a way of consoling him after losing the NRM flag for the parliamentary seat in 2021 elections.
Col (Rtd) Mwesigye, who is a Bush War hero, opted not to stand for the seat after the NRM tribunal called for a repeat of the elections in 28 villages despite earlier declaring him the party flag bearer after his rival, Wilson Kajwengye, pulled out of the race. Kajwengye later rescinded his decision following the NRM party intervention and is now the official Nyabushozi MP NRM flag bearer.
On Sunday, Col Mwesigye’s supporters visited his home in Nyabushozi with a truckload of cows.
One of his close family members revealed that even on Saturday, there’s a group of voters from Kikatsi Sub County that called Mwesigye to be ready to receive 50 cows at his home.
Mwesigye’s wife Enid has remained close with all sub county chairpersons, councillors, youths, Women and other classes of people in Kiruhura district with plans to stand for Woman MP seat come 2026.
Last Sunday, Mwesigye took to his facebook page to condemn what he said was mafia seeking to assassinate him politically.
“Dearest members allow me to thank you greatly for your passionate support and let me assure you what separates people is not the presence or absence of difficulty, but how they deal with the inevitable difficulties of life,” he said.
“It takes powerful mental toughness to come out of difficulties not weakened but strengthened and apply the lessons learnt from experience. My NRM flag was snatched at gunpoint in a bloody coup where the Mafias tried to politically assassinate me but failed. Am very strong, trying to evaluate and will soon come out with the way forward. But one thing is that the flag is not cast in stone. It can be withdrawn any time. Thank you once again and God bless you all,” he added.