By Mukose Arnold Anthony
The opposition Forum for Democratic Change Bugiri municipality candidate Ms Eunice Namatende has belittled the statements by the Kyadondo East legislator Kyagulanyi Robert Ssentamu alias Bobi wine claiming that her area voters told him that they need city lawyer Assuman Basalirwa as the opposition joint candidate.
In an interview with this website, Namatende said that she was disappointed upon hearing Bobi wine statements saying to the contrary yet the grass root voters when asked by Bobi wine on who to front as joint candidate they all were shouting Namatende with FDC 2 middle figures up.
“I wonder as to why my elder brother Bobi Wine decided to post that our Bugiri voters told him that they need Basalirwa as a joint candidate, for i have no personal problem with my big brother Basalirwa but my problems are related to development, high levels of povety, unity among others” Ms Namatende said
“I respect my brother Bobi’s opinion but he should not despise our people for his personal interests. Am happy that in politics we don’t have to play trumpets by ourselves, instead our voters have the power to do so, good enough we met Bugiri voters with him last Sunday at two different venues and the ghetto youths openly told him their stand and am happy to declare that according to the support i have been receiving since 2006 from my people, i just welcome bobi to Bugiri for a battle after his dishonest social media statements” Ms Namatende belittled.
Namatende added that all parties are needed in this race because FDC and JEEMA are independent political entities which shouldn’t waste a lot of energies in unprofitable wars instead for she is focusing now on how to over come NRM’s rigging and military machinery.
“I’m 2 years older than Basalirwa in Bugiri politics because i have been battling with people like Justine Kasule Lumumba since 2006 yet Basalirwa joined in 2008 bi-election people think that because i don’t run my leadership work in media, the grass root is bad, my people understand me better than Kampala media driven false claims” Ms Namatende bragged.