Nakaseke districts was the epicentre of the National Resistance Army -NRA Liberation War of 1981-1986 that brought President Yoweri Museveni to power. The area has been voting for President Yoweri Museveni over the years, and gave him 76.2 per cent of the vote in 2016 against Dr Kizza Besigye’s 21.2 per cent.
Forum For Democratic Change Presidential Candidate Patrick
Oboi Amuriat has asked residents of Nakaseke district to vote President Yoweri
out of power for neglecting the area despite their contribution to the war
that brought him to power.
Nakaseke district was the epicentre of the National Resistance Army
-NRA Liberation War of 1981-1986 that brought President Yoweri Museveni to power. The area has been voting for President Yoweri Museveni over the years and gave him 76.2 per cent of the vote in 2016 against Dr Kizza Besigye’s 21.2 per cent.
But while campaigning in Nakaseke Town Council on Saturday,
Amuriat said that he was saddened that despite their contribution to the NRA struggle, and their support to President Museveni, the area is still stuck in poverty, a poor road network, schools in bad shape and empty health centres. This, he said, is an insult by Museveni to an area he personally branded his ‘’Mecca.’’
He also accused Museveni of instead paying them back by covering up land grabbers who
have left many residents homeless, adding that even after supporting president Yoweri Museveni, the residents got a raw deal. He asked for them to trust FDC with their vote so that he can compensate veterans, improve service delivery,
allow residents to repossess grabbed land and increase the budget allocation to the agricultural sector.
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Cue out…Repossess their land.”//
Several residents acknowledged the message saying that Amuriat was spot on. Hassan Mutumba, a resident of Nakaseke town council said that apart
from the skulls of fallen fighters which are laying in mass graves, there is
nothing to show for their support towards Museveni.
Others criticized Museveni for failure to tarmac
the roads, compensate veterans and overstaying in power. T
//Cue in; “Embeera mbi…
Cue out…yellow wano.”//
After the rally, Policemen attempted to arrest Amuriat for the
second time in a day but his guards blocked them and drove to Kiwoko and Semuto town council for another round of campaigns.