The Sheema Municipality Member of Parliament and Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Elioda Tumwesigye who lost in the National Resistance Movement (NRM) party primaries have described the process as a sham and vowed to return as an independent candidate.
The dissatisfied Minister was recently defeated by former Uganda Revenue Authority customs boss Dickson Kateshumbwa.
Elioda claims the General Election will be more free and fair. “This was not an election. It was Volongoto and a sham because it had no controls and clear guidelines. I am already in the field as we speak now and the mood of the genuine voters shows they will support my bid as an Independent,” he said.
He added that the NRM tribunal was not fair enough and therefore he had to come to the final judges (voters) for a final decision.
“People had started buying other parties tickets because am out of the race, but because I still love NRM, I had to come back and also bring them back, I want to clear the air, am an NRM supporter, though I have come as an independent because of the reasons I highlighted before,” Mr. Elioda added.