The newly created district Butebo district out of Pallisa district, where the boundaries was even contested in Parliament before the creation of it in November 2017. Therefore, the coming election for 28th June will be with National Resistance Movement MP Flag-bearer Samuel Keddi. You know the district is poor, when the district itself only have one car, this is owned by Butebo Sub-County District Councilor Gabriel Enyaru. That is why this By-Election is showing how unfavorable the wealth is shared in the Republic.
So, the NRM today came out with Press Release mocking the Opposition for not fielding a candidate, however, that is untrue. With the creation of the Butebo District. Forum for Democratic Change was ready to field their candidates in the district, by they were all disqualified by the Electoral Commission. This was preliminary precaution of the NRM. To secure a victory without any real contest. The biggest losers here is the residents of Butebo and Pallisa, who doesn’t have real competition for their voters for their new District Chairman and Woman MP.
The reason we know this is because: “there is an affidavit certified by URSB and in The Uganda Gazette clarifying on the issue of names but the Mr. Museveni has still insisted on disqualifying the FDC candidate by Monday 18th June 2018” (Harold Kaija, 15.06.2018).
That is why the NRM regime is securing the Butebo MP without really trying and fixing the results before it begins. The NRM is afraid of any real effort. The Bugiri By-Election is already heavy contested and is a worry, combined with the Jinja East, Kyadondo East and Rukungiri By-Elections. The NRM doesn’t want the Butebo District and Pallisa District to become another win for the Opposition. It has been insulting enough. That is why Museveni have ordered the EC to deliver the results on a silver plate. That is why they have also disqualified Pallisa Woman MP Candidate Achola Catherine Osupelem from the FDC.
Seems like Museveni gets his will, the FDC will not be allowed to run their Chairperson Flag-bearer Sam Khalwa against Keddi. That is weak-tea. When the NRM claims there was no opposition candidate for that role, when Khalwa was ready.
How stupid does the NRM think the people are?
They have disqualified the FDC candidates in the Butembo and Pallisa Districts. Therefore, the retribution from the public, should be defy the polls and not show up on 28th June 2018 in Butebo, as the NRM has fixed the result in their favor already! Both Woman MP and District Chairperson have been barred from the race. Peace.
On Mugabe at White City Stadium: “He said no no I didn’t fire you, he even offered me residence in his house but I told him that the people surrounding him wanted me dead.” – President Emmerson Mnangagwa (23.06.2018)
At the White City Stadium in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, the Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) held a rally ahead of the July 30th Elections, as the President Emmerson Mnangagwa had addressed the public. There was a blast of bomb near the VIP Part of the Stage, the President was able to get whisked away. Some are even contending that people threw a grenade towards the President. The last part hasn’t been verified.
There been several politicians and officials who has gotten hurt. Including 2nd Vice President Kembo Mohadi, retired General Englebert Rugeje and others was hurt by the bombs and grenades. There has even been reports of gunshots immediately happening after the bomb. As Mnangagwa was whisked away, also that two of the Presidential Aides died in the blast. Clearly, someone had planned this and wanted to secure his fate.
However, he came unscratched from it and was whisked away, while others has been hit by the violence hitting the VIP Stage of the Stadium. The President has later visited the ones hurt by the bomb at the Hospital in Bulawayo. Therefore, the hurt is there after the plot to kill the President. This is only hurting the cause of a peaceful transition, as he has himself been victimized by the attack on him. It is terrible sign of the days and a month ahead of the elections.
We can wonder whose behind this and who thinks this is a good idea, the coup to bring down Mugabe wasn’t without bloodshed and a peaceful transition should be like that. Even as the ZANU-PF is infused and controlled partly by the army. Therefore, you can wonder who has the capacity to aim at the king in Zimbabwe. Who knew and could stage this bomb close to the President. This has been prepared the VIP stage. The group who did this, knew exactly where and at what time the bomb should go off. Even if it didn’t hit the President, close allies and aides gotten hurt.
Therefore, this is just sad for Zimbabwe. This is going back in time and assassination plots is never positive, it is deliberate action of retribution towards the ones the other party wants dead. This is either revenge or a plot for political change through a fatal outcome. That is not mere foul play, but high risk gamble for supremacy.
Whoever behind this should be afraid of what the ZANU-PF would cook-up, as this will not create a better political space in the days ahead. Unless, the President will be the bigger man and let the Security Organization handle investigations and find the culprits. However, this is a sad day for Zimbabwe.
Assassination plots is never good news, it is sad news. Nothing good has ever come out of assassinations, usually more bloodshed and death of innocent people. That is not needed or something that should be promoted. Peace.