My Victory Robbed on Gunpoint: Col. Mwesigye Ponders Plan ‘B’
The Nyabushozi Member of Parliament, Col. Fred Mwesigye has, in no uncertain terms, said that his National Resistance Movement party flag was grabbed by mafias on gunpoint.
Col. Mwesigye, in a strong-worded statement issued on social media on Sunday morning noted that he has not yet been defeated and will announce his next move.
“Dearest members allow me to thank you greatly for your passionate support and let me assure you what separates people is not the presence or absence of difficulty, but how they deal with the inevitable difficulties of life,” said Mwesigye.
He stated that he has been strengthened by the “tough” experience he went through during the chaotic NRM primaries, which he initially controversially won but was overturned by the Central Executive Committee resulting to reelection that he lost to Wilson Kajwengye.
“It takes powerful mental toughness to come out of difficulties not weakened but strengthened and apply the lessons learnt from experience,” he said.
Mwesigye then got straight to his point saying that his victory was robbed by mafias on gunpoint.
“My NRM flag was snatched at gunpoint in a bloody coup where the Mafias tried to politically assassinate me but failed,” said Col. Mwesigye.
He emphasised that he was evaluating his next move and will announce very soon.
“Am very strong, trying to evaluate and will soon come out with the way forward,” he said.
Adding: “But one thing is that the flag is not cast in stone. It can be withdrawn any time.”
Col. Mwesigye was on October 15, 2020 decisively defeated by Kajwengye, who polled 22148 votes (61.1%) against the former’s 14121(38.9%).
Kajwengye accused Mwesigye of conniving with the NRM Electoral Commission officials in Nyabushozi to rig the votes.
The people of Nyabushozi protested the initial results, saying they didn’t reflect the reality on ground and pushed for a re-run.