BUSHENYI- The Minister of Local Government Raphael Magyezi has unceremoniously withdrawn from the Igara West parliamentary race according to reports.
According to a trusted source who is a close friend to the Minister, Magyezi left the race so that he can concentrate on the ministerial duties.
A source added that Magyezi did not run away from the pressure in the race brought in by Mbwatekamwa, Horace and Kabwegyere among others.
We have after the reports emerged tried to reach out to Minister Magyezi’s political assistant only identified as Deus who narrated to us that his boss will be in Igara West this weekend adding that it is when he will give a way forward about his candidature.
This online publication publication’s attempt to reach Mr. Magyezi for a comment, were he cancelled our repeated calls and neither could he respond to our Watsap text messages.
Magyezi’s withdrawal from the race comes amidst reports that the Kasambya County legislator Gaffa Mbwatekamwa is shifting his political base to Igara County West Constituency come 20201.
The legislator who has represented Kasambya county in Mubende since 2016, was born and raised in Gongo village in Igara, Bushenyi district and he has already picked nomination forms from the ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM party to contest for Igara West Parliamentary seat where he is already a registered voter.
Mbwatekamwa is one of the NRM legislators who were branded rebels for voting against party positions in Parliament. He had initially stationed himself as a People Power ally but eventually returned to the NRM party after a recent meeting with President Yoweri Museveni.
Gafa speaking before this website noted that after serving the people of Mubende, he is now ready to transfer his ideas to his place of birth.
Mbwatekamwa was last month detained and charged with negligence and intent to spread an infectious disease after he was found walking with a group of people shortly after donating an ambulance to Kakanju health center III in Bushenyi.
So far 12 people had shown interest to contest for the hot seat currently occupied by Magyezi.
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