“This one is a mistake where the voters are also involved. You are given some little personal money and then you vote for the one who gave you that little money. Then you forget that the task of the MP is to “okusakila” (to get services and development for your area); to struggle for the roads, the water, schools, wealth creation (OWC), to bring those government programmes to you” (…) “That is why you elect an MP. And the one who can do it better is the one you should elect. Now if you abandon that and instead vote for the one who gave you Shs500 or Shs1, 000, that means you are like Esau in the Bible who sold his birthright to Jacob” (…) “They place voters where they should not be. They ballot stuff. Sometimes they even alter results after they have been announced. All that is aimed at rendering the voters meaningless because if I can be elected by cheating, then I do not have to “okweguya” the voters. I don’t have to go back and provide services to them or go back and make sure what is supposed to be done is done because I will be elected anyway by cheating. So why should “okweguya” [to feel indebted or obliged or fear my electorate]. The cheating interferes with “okweguya” – Yoweri Kaguta Museveni in a statement today (Daily Monitor – ‘Leaders elected through cheating don’t feel indebted to voters, says Museveni’ 19.12.2019).
There are some things you cannot make up. That someone whose been ruling since 1986, who is known for voter tourism, big-spending and rigging elections like President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni was saying these sort things. If there was anyone throwing stones in a glass-house, Museveni would be the first culprit of doing so.
The hypocrisy and the mind of Yoweri is really outrages. This is a bit funny, but also sad. Because, what Museveni says is true. It is true, that he doesn’t need the voters and neither are there any values in their ballots. That’s because his the chief cheater and the ones who has a full machinery to secure himself. This being the Supreme Court, the Constitutional Court and Parliament are all in order, and finally the Electoral Commission is working for him too.
President Museveni have rigged elections since 1996 and continued to do so. He has used the funds of the State House and of the state to pay the electorate and local leaders. There been gifts of food, soap, t-shirts and direct bribes to participate in rallies. That is common knowledge. That is why its rich of him of lecturing people on the subject. Like people don’t know. Do he think people are so blind and foolish, that they believe this man.
However, he reveal one thing, that his actions are giving him incentive to operate with taxation without representation. That is because he do cheat and he do pay the electorate. That is why he doesn’t need to deliver service, since the public are selling their birthright to him. I am saying that, because he said it himself.
If he was a man who was clean and who hadn’t used these tactics, it would have made sense. However, he has used all the outlets to do this. That’s why its really very very special of him to say it.
We can see by his statement, that he thinks the voters are useless, meaningless and pointless. Since he can bribe them and cheat them. He don’t need to fear them or respect them. The President pays them a few shillings and then he expects they are giving him the vote. That is what Museveni said and it says it all.
The public should be aware of this thought, as he disregard them and doesn’t value them. If he did, he wouldn’t cheat and bribe them. Since, he does it on the regular at any election and at every by-election. Peace.