Tuesday 18th September 2018
By Atwakiire Micheal Bitunga
Guma Nuwagaba Betikura the Resident District Commissioner for Mitooma District has today September 18th 2018 joined opposition party of Forum for Democratic Change [FDC].
The best performing RDC country wide in 2012 joined the leading opposition party after losing to Naome Kibaaju in NRM primaries last week and has been immediately nominated as its flag bearer in the forth coming Sheema North by elections that will take place on 8th October this year.
Nuwagaba explained why he decided to join FDC saying he was mistreated together with his supporters by the people of his fellow candidate miss Naome Kibaaju in the recently concluded NRM primary elections that took place on 13th September 2018 where he obtained the second position.
“I was heavily tortured together with my supporters by the hooligans of my fellow candidate Naome Kibaaju,” Nuwagaba said.
He added that he also notified security but didn’t respond.
“I appealed to police and other government officials in the office of the President Museveni and the security minister general Elly Tumwiine but nothing like help I have ever gotten from them,” He added.
He added that he was on several instances intimidated with death threats which he reported to the security though they didn’t help which geared his move to FDC.
“That’s why I decided to choose one party such that I can get some security ” Guma Nuwagaba said
Guma thus warned the security officers to do their official work and stop being bribed.
“I warn you security officers to stop treating citizens like dead dogs, I know you’re money hungry but you shouldn’t be bribed like nursery kids” He warned
Ms Kibaaju who won the NRM primary elections was also nominated on the NRM ticket at 11 Am and she thanked Sheema North people for trusting her however she said that the struggle still continues.
Hon Steven Tashobya the National Electoral commissioner warned the already nominated candidates to stop crushes with their fellow candidates.
Tashobya also banned all processions and convoy before and after campaigns, that whoever disobeys the law will be treated with an iron hand.
Source: www.mknewslink.com a greater western Uganda news website