On January 1, Kasambya County legislator Gaffa Mbwatekamwa made a shocking revelation to his constituents that he would not contest again come 2021.
The controversial legislator who has been branded a rebel MP for not supporting the constitutional amendment to lift the presidential age limit points to unfulfilled NRM manifesto and over dominance of President Museveni as the reason to step aside come 2021.
Mbwatekamwa said the NRM constitution required all its flag barriers to solicit support using
the general NRM manifesto which he did but he is disappointed that after his victory President
Museveni has not bothered to look at the demands of Kasambya county in Mubende district.
“I convinced my people that the president would implement all aspects of his 2016 manifestoes
in Kasambya county but nothing, little did I know that the presidents manifestoes was false
pledge. The president continues to dish out money in urban centers but the people who voted
him are poor in the villages”, Mbwatekamwa said.
This is not the first time for Kasambya county legislator Mbwatekamwa to get involved in
He was among the legislators branded rebel MP’s after joining the opposition to block the constitutional amendment to lift presidential age limit that later passed into law.
Mbwatekamwa also condemned the military invasion of parliament and was among the MPs who were behind the Museveni Succession, Transition and Immunities Bill that sought to outline Museveni’s succession plan.
In an interview with The Nile Post, Mbwatekamwa said he had bridged the service delivery gaps created by
false NRM manifesto. He said he had procured ambulances for all sub- counties in his constituency.
The legislator said he will not return to active politics if President Museveni is still in power.