By Tugume Johnbosco
KIKUUBE- A function to belatedly mark International Women’s Day for the new Kikuube district turned political on Tuesday when leaders knelt before voters, asking them to support President Museveni and other NRM leaning candidates in the next elections.
Led by Parliamentary Commissioner and also Kakumiro Woman Member of Parliament Robinah Nabanja, who officiated at the event, the political leaders argued that Museveni and his NRM government deserve to be supported, since they have done a lot for this country.
“I want to urge people of Kikuube to vote our most loved President Museveni on top and send back these party cadres to him to work with and you won’t regret because you know how Muzeeyi has transformed this country and is still capable to do more,” Nabanja said adding that for them (NRM Caucus) they passed his (Museveni’s) sole candidature as a reward because of the many things he has done for Uganda and especially for women.
In March this year NRM’s highest decision-making organ, the Central Executive Committee (CEC) resolved that President Yoweri Museveni should be the only party’s candidate for national chairman and Presidential candidate in the 2021 elections. The resolution was later supported by the NRM Parliamentary Caucus members during their retreat in Kyankwanzi district.
Nabanja was joined in kneeling by Kikuube Woman Member of Parliament, Tophas Kaahwa Byagira and Buhaguzi County legislator Daniel Muheirwe plus the Kikuube LC5 NRM Flag bearer Peter Banura. All on their knees, the political leaders begged voters to support them and President Museveni during the next elections.
The rare gesture by the political leaders, especially men excited the crowd that had attended the event. Traditionally, men in Bunyoro do not kneel down.