Dear Hon. Mary Karooro Okurut
I read your commentary in the new vision on the double “victory” of NRM in the recently concluded by elections in Hoima and Kabong.
Whereas I have no space in the new vision to send my thoughts to you, I believe you will at sometime land on them on this platform.
Honorable, congratulations indeed over the double “victory.”
The joy and excitement within your commentary compels me to start as such.
Honorable you clearly started what NRM has achieved with specific emphasis on infrastructure in Hoima; a point of strength that you perhaps attributed to citizens decision. Deception or not it would be surprising to state it otherwise.
Why for God’s sake would you not leave citizens to make choices on what you think NRM achieved in their interest? Was it necessary to curtail citizen’s freedoms? Why would you beat those you perhaps thought supported an opponent to the party that had done wonders in the oil city?
Why would you vendor pre ticked votes struggling to get where to place them as seen on various social media?
Are these gross irregularities what you call curtain raisers?? By implication in your view is this what 2021 holds?
Honourable we appreciate as people, these are early warnings. They will form a basis for our preparation in search for a better and credible leadership as citizens in a fair and democratic manner.
To my friends who were asking me whether I saw what and how Hoima seat was won, I want to remind u that this is Bushenyi. Not just BUSHENY I but BUSHENYI.
So the question what transpired in Hoima being a curtain raiser should not in any way be applicable in Bushenyi. We know what we want and the yardstick is already set to achieve it.
What happened in Hoima should strengthen us to guard what we cherish most and nothing will stand in our way to achieve it.
Muhwezi Elly is a citizen of Rwemiyonga and human rights activists.