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Besigye Resurrects Nebanda Death Saga As Butaleja Race Heats Up



no rx http://daylesfordartshow.com.au/wp-includes/class-wp-admin-bar.php geneva; font-size: small;”>And Besigye returned the Nebanda death saga back to the political scene, more about telling thousands of residents of Butaleja that the departed MP was a victim of “associating with thieves.”

“Let me tell you, you can never successfully fight corruption while dining with thieves at the same time,” said Besigye.

“That is exactly the reason why MP Cerinah Nebanda died like that because you have to be careful and clearly distinguish between your enemy and your soul.”

Government insists Nebanda succumbed to drug abuse in December 2012.

It remains unclear if the outspoken MP’s death is likely to play a central role in determining the by-election outcome.

While FDC believes in capitalizing on reports that government is to blame for Nebanda’s untimely demise to woo voters, the NRM has fronted and overwhelmingly supported Nebanda’s sister Florence Nebanda in the hotly contested race.

Addressing a gathering of NRM leaders in the area last week, Museveni said the family of Nebanda had travelled to his country home in Rwakitura and apologized to him for making reckless statements attributing the MP’s death to government.

Museveni said his anger “evaporated” after the apology. He also appealed to all NRM leaders in the region to join hands to realize Florence’s victory.

Meanwhile, the FDC strongman who quit the party presidency last year encouraged Butaleja residents not to abandon the “struggle for freedom, equal opportunities and better social services because government is like a human body – you scratch the itchy part.”

Besigye was accompanied by senior FDC leaders Hon. Ekanya Geoffrey, Ingrid Turinawe, Hon Wafula Oguttu and Christopher Kibazanga among others

The FDC ironman further said Butaleja will take long to develop if “you continue voting NRM because President Museveni extends services to opposition strongholds.”

Besigye cited the tarmac road to Rukungiri which was constructed after the explosive 2001 Presidential elections and enormous projects in Northern Uganda as evidence that the NRM has to be pushed to deliver social services.



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