BUSHENYI- Tworekirwe Eunice Kansiime, one of the candidates who have been eyeing the Bushenyi district Woman Parliamentary seat has withdrawn from the race.
Tworekirwe was nominated as an independent candidate to contest against NRM’s Annet Mugisha and Another independent Candidate Madina Lukwago.
However, our reporters on Sunday November 1st, 2020 got information that she withdrew from the race due to pressure from family members.
According to a statement issued yesterday, Ms Tworekirwe claims to have withdrawn from the race since she is an NRM supporter who aims at maintaining the solidarity of the party.
However, our trusted sources have clear information that the candidate bowed out of the race was due to family pressure. Tworekirwe who is married to Kansiime a member of the Bashasha family who are core supporters of Annet Katusiime Mugisha.
Our reporter has ably accessed the letter signed by Bashasha warning the latter to quit the race or else they disown her in favour of the NRM flag bearer.
Tworekirwe also wanted to stand in the NRM primaries but allegedly pulled out of the race due to fear and according to her; she could not manage the competition between Hon Minister Mary Karoro Okurut and Annet Katusiime Mugisha.
Now the race remains between independent candidates Madina Lukwago, Federica Nshemereirwe and NRM’s Annet Mugisha.
TWOREKIRWE EUNICE KANSIIME PRESS STATEMENT
I greet you all my wonderful People of Bushenyi.
I am so deeply grateful to you for the good will and love you have so far shown me as I sought your support for the Woman Member of Parliament of Bushenyi District.
To all my Friends, supporters, well wishers and my campaign foot-soldiers and well wishers, I’m heartily grateful to you for your support both material and spiritual. Thank you very much for believing in me. The privilege of your support means alot to me and I don’t take it for granted.
Following my nomination to run as an Independent candidate, l was approached by concerned senior leadership of the NRM party both at NRM Secretariat and District who requested that l consider withdrawing my candidature since I’m equally an NRM supporter who firmly believes in its ideology of socio-economic transformation, patriotism, democracy and Pan-Africanism.
In the wisdom and guidance of the said NRM senior leaders, they reasoned that my continued candidature would fuel intrigue and cause disharmony amongst NRM supporters in Bushenyi and divide them between myself and the flag bearer which would prejudice NRM and give room and leverage to the opposition to exploit.
After my discussions with the said NRM senior Leadership, I consulted widely and mostly among senior citizens and opinion leaders who almost unanimously urged me to consider the position of the senior party leadership.
Permit me to notify you that after deep reflection upon the words of the senior NRM leaders and various opinion leaders, I have decided to bow out of the Bushenyi District Woman M.P race. It’s a very difficult decision for me but in order not to fuel intrigue and disunity in our party, and for the greater good of our Party, it was necessary that I bow out since I’m not a flag-bearer. *I’m not bigger than the Party*. As a country, we are now under the multiparty dispensation and there is therefore little political space for independent candidates.
Kindly disregard any other uncoordinated information. As a prospective leader, l respect and strongly uphold the Family institution values. Family is the smallest but most important unit of society and any one that hides behind the shield of my candidature to undermine the family unit should be denied audience. I strongly condemn it.
I remain a committed Cadre of the NRM Party and will henceforth channel my efforts into mobilising and campaigning tirelessly for our Party Chairperson President Yoweri Museveni and for the NRM Party Flag-bearers.
Thank you and May God richly bless you.
*FOR GOD AND MY COUNTRY*
*TWOREKIRWE EUNICE KANSIIME*
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