Opposition, NRM cadres clash over microphone
Posted Sunday, October 13 2013 at 01:00
Masindi- There was drama at Masindi Booma Ground in Masindi on Wednesday during the 51st Independence Day anniversary celebrations when members of the opposition almost hijacked the ceremony.
During preparations for the celebrations, Masindi District leadership, led by the Resident District Commissioner, Maj David Matovu, agreed to invite members of the opposition to attend the function.
However, trouble started when the district chairperson, Mr Wilson Isingoma Mugimba, invited the Masindi UPC party chairperson, Hajj Muhammod Kazimbiraine, and the Masindi FDC chairman, Mr Isaac Kanyamu, to greet the audience.
‘Selfish’ with mike
Hajj Kazimbiraine instead held onto the microphone and started addressing the people telling them how the ruling NRM government has failed to equip hospitals built by the UPC regime.
“During our regime, we used to equip the hospitals but you have even failed to paint the hospitals,” Kazimbiraine said amidst applause from the crowd.
Mr Mugimba almost caused a scuffle when he tried to snatch the microphone from Kazimbiraine. Mr Kazimbiraine resisted and continued speaking even when the DJs disconnected the microphone from the loud speaker.
Hajj Kazimbiraine insisted on speaking even without the microphone until he finished.
When Mr Kanyamu got the chance to speak, he accused the ruling NRM party of neglecting the health sector. He taunted MPs from Bunyoro for not following up pledges the government made to the region.
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