Dear Countrymen and Countrywomen, especially the Bazukulu.
Again, I greet you. Thanks for responding to my two long messages on the social – media and mobile money taxes. I will send an additional message later.
Today, however, I would like to add to my message of 11th July 2018 when I congratulated the Ugandans and the NRM members in particular on their massive participation in the Women Council and LCI elections that took place on the 4th and the 10th of July 2018 respectively. There was, apparently, massive participation and the NRM won massively in both elections.
With the Women Councils’ elections, out of the total of 303,460 positions, the NRM won a total of 256,100 positions, which is 84.5%, while the Independents, many of them NRM leaning but contesting the fairness of the NRM primaries, won 27,069 positions, constituting 8.9%; and the opposition parties won a total of 20,291 positions constituting 6.6%.
With the LCI elections, there are 54,713 villages that voted, out of a total of 60,774 villages. The NRM has won a total of 37,496 villages, constituting 69%, the Independents have won 11,685 villages, constituting 21% and many of them are NRM leaning; the opposition parties won a total of 5,532 villages, constituting 10%.
This massive win by the NRM is in spite of very active and sustained media demonization of the NRM by the social media users, the enemy paper, the Monitor, some radio and TV stations, not to forget some elements in the opposition parties.
Some of the elements have even gone to the extent of murdering Ugandans – Sheikhs, women, children, State officials like Kagezi and Kaweesi as well as ordinary villagers like the ones murdered on the New Year.
All those liars, charlatans and criminals thought that by these methods, they would make the people hate the NRM or fear to associate with it. These liars, charlatans and criminals forget two things.
One thing they forget is that Ugandans, especially the village people, are not fools and they are honest. They are not easy to deceive. When you go to Acholibur, just South of Kitgum, where a new long tarmac road, all the way from near Packwach passes, and you say the NRM government has done nothing, the villagers can easily tell who the liar is. That is the same story all over the country.
Secondly, these liars, charlatans and criminals forget that there is God who sees everything.
When you deceive yourself by thinking that you will use the radio, social- media, the Church etc to turn black into white and vice-versa, you should know that the Omnipotent, the Omniscient and the Omnipresent is there and will hold you accountable.
In the last 58 years, since 1960, I have seen people squandering their opportunity by not being truthful to Uganda, to Africa, to God.
I thank Ugandans for rejecting these liars, charlatans and criminals, and choosing to support the NRM party. I thank you.
Article by President Yoweri Museveni