ICT State Minister Nyombi Thembo has blasted his perceived rival Simeo Nsubuga as a “my disgruntled voter” and “liar” who should stop wishing to trounce him in the MP elections for Kassanda South constituency in Mubende in 2016.
On a popular chat forum, information pills http://cdkstone.com.au/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/wc-webhook-functions.php Thembo on Wednesday said he has “no problem with anyone’s ambitions, price http://chesapeakecatsanddogs.org/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/nextgen_basic_tagcloud/module.nextgen_basic_tagcloud.php ” adding, “my only concern is that he (Nsubuga) dresses his ambitions in lies, treachery, tribalism and cheap populist loud mouthing.”
Thembo was riled by the massive support of Nsubuga on the forum but punched nails in the former police spokesperson’s fame, saying “if wishes were horses, everybody would be riding.”
Nsubuga in recent months intensified grassroots mobilisation for the MP seat being held by the powerful minister.
As if this was not enough, Nsubuga took his campaign online, attracting more support from the youth.
The Minister was compelled to engage in a What’s App group debate to detoxicate what he described as Nsubuga’s “lies” and “treachery.”
He added: “I know that at the end of every five years, some people should stand against m. I am ready for all – more ready than ever by the way.”
But members told the Minister that his constituents would kick him out in favour of a youthful candidate – Nsubuga “who will help the local people.”
Thembo fired back: “He is not my competitor, he is my disgruntled voter. He will become my competitor after he has been duly nominated.”
The latest development underscores a major shift in communication whereby politicians are now using technology tools for early mobilisation campaigns and hitting back at opponents.