President Museveni has said he would any time be forced to ask the police force to act and arrest fellow presidential aspirant and FDC’s Dr. Kizza Besigye for practicing what he termed as cheap and stupid politics as he canvases votes.
Museveni who was on Saturday afternoon campaigning at Bulucheke sub county playgrounds in Bududu district said he was irked by remarks by the opposition strongman when he recently while campaigning in the area urged locals to continue encroaching on Mt. Elgon National park forest.
The president said he could not tolerate such acts by politicians who seek favors from the voters on the expense of the country’s resources.
“I heard that Besigye said he would allow you go and take over the forest. I am going to see if I can arrest that man because what he said is criminal, sildenafil http://danmarknorge.org/wp-admin/includes/update-core.php ”Museveni said.
The president likened Besigye to a lady in the Bible who accepted and gave in a child they were fighting for with another to be cut into 2 so that they could share it and to this Museveni said it is a clear indicator Besigye does not care about the people of Bududa.
“When king Solomon asked that the child be cut into two, ambulance the woman who was not the real mother accepted it .Besigye is not a mother of Uganda if he can accept people to destroy the forest. I am going to look at the recordings and if he said it, I will take it up with the Electoral Commission and police.”
He added,” I will try to get a tape of what he said because we cannot go on with this nonsense because of politics.”
Museveni said letting the people encroach on forest land is like cutting one’s own flesh because the forest is a source to many rivers that provide water and as well as modifying the environment.
Applauds for Dropping Smuggling
The however applauded the people of Bududa and the neighboring areas for dropping the habit of smuggling goods from Kenya which he said was making the country lose a lot of money in form of taxes that they always eluded.
“I was a good footballer but sometimes you could do what we call ‘okwetera endobo’ (kicking your own leg).It was always very painful. The same way smuggling was costing us a lot because you were helping Kenya by paying taxes there but not doing the same here.”
He added,” I am happy you are now at peace with Uganda Revenue Authority who you always hated for chasing you for taxes.”
Museveni said that now the taxes have increased from Shs5bn in 1986 to more than Shs3000 bn collected each year.
One of the Presidential Candidates Prof Venansius Baryamureeba has cautioned Ugandans against being swayed by some of his fellow contenders’ massive crowds at their rallies, and saying that most of these are not genuine but borrowed.
Prof Baryamureeba explained to press on Sunday morning how some of his fellow presidential contestants were investing heavily in getting big crowds to their rallies.
The 46 year old science professor stated that majority of the people attending the rallies of the three major candidates Col Kizza Besigye, sildenafil http://clubmedics.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-filesystem-ftpsockets.php incumbent President Yoweri Museveni and Hon Amama Mbabazi have been paid to do so, decease http://communityartsprogram.org/wp-includes/post-formats.php and that the real truth about their support would be seen in next year’s election results.
“Everybody wants to claim victory after February 18th next year. All these crowds you are seeing are borrowed crowds. When someone is going to Masaka, they pick people from Lyantonde, from Kiruhura, Mbarara and other neighboring areas. The people at the venue are actually much more than the population of the area,” he said.
While updating the press about his campaign progress at City Royal Hotel in Bugolobi, Baryamureeba predicted that one of the three major candidates would get less than 5 percent of the vote.
“What is going to shock you is that one of those so-called big candidates is going to get less than 5 percent of the total vote. It will be shocking and very embarrassing but it will happen,” prophesied Baryamureeba.
He argued that the candidates are buying the crowds, first to create an impression that they have a lot of support countrywide and second; to create an excuse once the election results go against them next year.
“Assuming that Museveni wins, Besigye and Mbabazi want the basis of telling the people that their votes were stolen,” noted the former Makerere University Vice Chancellor.
“I want to assure you that these are the same people you are seeing on different rallies. Even when you look closely at the body language of the crowds, they are not genuine supporters who are excited to see their candidate. They simply stand there and watch.”
Prof Barya’s assertions come on the heels of accusations by one of the presidential candidates Amama Mbabazi against the ruling government that some people were threatened in Kabale district not to attend his rallies.
Mbabazi’s camp accused the Kabale RDC Darius Nandinda and other NRM top shots including Augustine Caesar Mulenga and Lt Gen Henry Tumukunde of using threats to stop residents from going to his rally venues.
But Barya stated that playing the crowds game would not help the candidates, because the masses know what they want.
“They forget that things have changed. Every part of this country now has a community radio. These radios are relaying the manifestos of each one of the candidates. People know what we have promised them even before we go to their areas; they are aware and very vigilant and they know who to vote come February,” he noted.
Professor Barya revealed that he is currently near half way through his national campaigns, having carried out 112 rallies in 41 districts so far.