The heat is too much for MP Dr. Elioda Tumwesigye Minister of Science and Technology and current MP for Sheema Municipality following the entry into the race by Kateshumbwa Dicksons former Commissioner of Customs at URA.
Residents say that Dr. Elioda aka Beyendeza has occupied the seat for 21 years fomenting disunity on religious and political lines due to his thirst for power, causing dirty politics in Sheema something that many people in Sheema believe has retarded its development.
Sources close to him indicate that the man is under extreme pressure and the family is concerned that he may be hospitalized soon because he cannot stand the wave in Sheema brought about by Kateshumbwa’s entry.
Sources also say that his previous methods of survival depended on intimidation and malicious attacks on opponents that would result into many contenders chickening out but this time Kateshumbwa commonly known as Katesh has awakened Sheema and the entire greater Bushenyi with his unstoppable waves.
“He has tried to intimidate and blackmail Katesh but instead that has strengthened Katesh’s camp,” sources reveal.
News from Kabwohe indicate that Elioda met his workers from ICOBI and they laid a strategy to play dirty smear campaign against Katesh. They obtained Tamale Mirundi’s audios attacking Katesh and obtained recordings which his teams go around villages playing to the population. They indicate Katesh was fired, has done nothing for Sheema, doesn’t greet people, and he’s a munyarwanda.
However, the message is not going down well with the population as they are questioning why the MP Elioda can not explain to the people his plans for the municipality instead of attacking Katesh who sources say has been supporting Elioda over the years.
Katesh whom www.mknewslink.com tried to get a comment from indicated that he’s not bothered by blackmail adding that he will not fight back because he doesn’t believe in such politics.
He indicated that his focus is to awaken the people of sheema municipality from decisive politics based on wrong ideology and instead re-unite the people and strengthen the NRM party.
It should be recalled that in the last elections, Sheema municipality NRM people voted for Virginia Plan Mugyenyi on FDC ticket in protest against Dr. Elioda and she won only for elections to be rigged at midnight under security deployment by Minister Bright Rwamirama. People are bitter and their only ray of hope is the coming of Katesh to save NRM party in Sheema Municipality and reunite the people.
Inside sources in Elioda’s camp also indicate that his family has advised him against running for MP again but because of his thirst for power he has remained adamant despite predictions showing he will get the biggest election defeat and embarrassment.
Many elites from Sheema who leave in Kampala have thrown their weight behind Katesh and are only waiting for the campaign roadmap to unleash fire Sheema never seen before.
Recently over 300 friends of Katesh in Kampala contributed 24 tones of food to Sheema COVID19 task force in support of his previous efforts.
Majority of these friends who hail from Sheema have vowed to camp in the villages and educate their people to liberate themselves from Elioda’s captivity once election campaigns begin and embark on the journey of economic transformation of Sheema Municipality.
While serving as Minister of Health, residents claim Elioda diverted to his premises the Kabwohe Clinical research center that was meant to be placed at Kabwohe health center IV so that people would know that services such as ARVs were provided by Elioda.
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