JOURNALIST TURNED POLITICIAN LOSES IN NRM PARTY PRIMARIES IN MUBENDE, VOW'S TO SUPPORT PRESIDENT YOWERI KAGUTA MUSEVEN IN THE FORTH COMING GENERAL ELECTION AFTER

For more than two months, I fought hard for the people who work hard and play by the rules. I had the privilege to knock on thousands of doors and speak to thousands of voters about changing the status quo in East division and by the end of my campaign many things have been done in and around the division I.e. roads have been repaired like in Kyabogo, money splashed left right, water-wells built like in Mazooba, boreholes repaired e.g. in Kasambya, building roofed e.g. community library among others 

JOURNALIST TURNED POLITICIAN  LOSES IN NRM PARTY PRIMARIES IN MUBENDE, VOW'S TO SUPPORT PRESIDENT YOWERI KAGUTA MUSEVEN IN THE FORTH COMING GENERAL ELECTION AFTER

I greet you ladies and gentlemen. All protocol observed. Very many of you have been waiting for this day to come and hear what I have to say regarding my ambition to serve East division Mubende municipality as your next mayor. First of all allow me thank you the people of East division and those outside our division that supported my candidacy for division representative.

 I thank you for the prayers that have lifted my spirits and I thank you for the countless acts of courage, generosity, and grace that I have witnessed during the campaign.

To the media fraternity, Media owners, station managers and all Radio presenters, I thank you for running my campaigns unconditionally. I also want to congratulate Mr Kyatule Denis on his victory and I wish him all the best in the general election against other candidates from other political parties.

Although I was disappointed with the outcome I still maintain my stand of not petitioning and not contesting in the forth coming general election as an independent candidate. Am tapping the support for the existing electoral regime rather than for electoral democracy. 

I know many of you are hurt with this discission I strongly apologize for letting you down on this. My humble request to you all is let’s rally our support to the party chairman and our presidential flag bearer H.E YK Museveni and those NRM flag bearers with vision for the development of our party and country. 

I will continue my commitment to public service by helping others and fighting for the ideals and principles that will make our community, common wealth and municipality stronger.

For more than two months, I fought hard for the people who work hard and play by the rules. I had the privilege to knock on thousands of doors and speak to thousands of voters about changing the status quo in East division and by the end of my campaign many things have been done in and around the division I.e. roads have been repaired like in Kyabogo, money splashed left right, water-wells built like in Mazooba, boreholes repaired e.g. in Kasambya, building roofed e.g. community library among others 

Our campaign traveled to places most politicians never visit and listened to people most politicians never hear and above all, spoke truths most politicians never speak.

Life has a way of reminding you of big things through small incidents. This campaign reminded me that there is nothing more rewarding than being involved in the political process. I will never forget visiting a single mother in Mazooba that could not afford feeding her triplet kids and was crying because she was unemployed and division had no proper plans for such people. 

I will never forget visiting the double slum areas (ghetto) in Kibati and Katwe where majority of the youth depend on marijuana and all bad acts of insecurity because of poor planning by stake elders.

I will never forget visiting St Peters Technical institute and seeing first hand machines that have not been put to use because leaders are not involved in skilling the community. I saw the faces of the people who were living on a modest income of only Social Security; of those who were unemployed or underemployed; of those who did not have enough food to eat and suffered from malnutrition because they were evicted away from their land; for our elderly people who had difficulty paying their medical bills; of our veterans who fought for our country but now languishing in absolute poverty and are now struggling here at home.

It is my hope that whoever is elected our next division mayor, will dedicate themselves to the principles and ideals that I fought so hard for. We need leaders that listen to the people and have the willingness to stand up for what is in the best interest of the people.

The late Senator Edward M. Kennedy said it well in 1980 when he lost to former President Jimmy Carter, "For me, this campaign came to an end. For all those whose cares have been our concern, the work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die."

Thank you, God bless you, and may God continue to bless the commonwealth of East division and Mubende at large.

Wabusimba Amiri Shanix 

Former aspirant East Division Mubende Municipality