Press Release: Ugandan Parliament justifies commercialisation of Elections (12.10.2015)
This is just a reminder,putting in mind that many of these parliamentarians have stayed in those offices for 10 or so years, with a few innocents ones, who are yet to join the give me money I do by your will category, since they are either pretenders or legislators who silently kill you slowly.
Around last week, the Members passed a law stating that Presidents must pay 20million and members of Parliament paying 3million just as nomination fees. Not surprising though, but unrealistic in the current situation where we are struggling to build the sense of money out of Uganda’s politics.
As Ugandans, I realized we forget sooner than even a hen, many of these legislators took part in University politics and hardly had posters for their campaigns, went to the constituency when nomination fees were as low as they couldn’t even afford, communities contributed to see them through, and today they have the power to stand and say, “let members of parliament pay 10million”, because you don’t want another young man do be helped by the community to reach your level.
Members of Uganda Parliament, you have behaved more like a pig than a dog, this is a pity but you have opened up the country in to voter buying right from nomination to election, since you want only those who have the money like that of yours from unknown sources to come as leaders, kicking out those with little but clean money but with leadership ideas. As you enjoy your honey moon, remember some wedded couples separate just after leaving the church on wedding day.
From Ojobile Augustine
National Mobilizer of The Jobless Brotherhood