Mbarara businessmen Tumwine and Mugume locked in a political wrangle
Mbarara businessmen, Benon Mugume who doubles as Kakiika division National Resistance Movement (NRM) chairman and former Mbarara mayor Wilson Tumwine currently Mbarara city NRM chairman, are locked in a political wrangle.
Mugume accuses Tumwine of conflict of interest and mixing personal issues with NRM primaries by supporting and endorsing Gumisiriza Kyabwisho who recently won the NRM flag in Mbarara north division mayoral race.
On Thursday, September 24,2020 Mugume and his supporters stormed NRM offices Boma Kamukuzi seeking clarification on why Tumwine had stamped Kyabwisho’s papers for nomination yet Mugume is still contesting results from 19 cells.
The city NRM registrar Mr. Sebuuma Kawesa who faulted Tumwine for using his powers as the chairman to endorse Kayabwisho confirmed that authorities are handling the matter and if elections are to be repeated, they would be in 7 cells not 19 as claimed by Mugume.
‘I have issues with Tumwine, I can’t hide this. He thinks if am not a leader he can take the entire Koranorya but he should forget about that,’ angry Mugume said.
Mugume claims that some people are fighting him because he has occasionally hindered their ill deals causing them to flop and if this matter is not resolved he’ll participate in the general elections organized by Electoral Commission not the primaries under Tumwine’s supervison.
Tumwine witnessed the scenario at the NRM offices but he wasn’t willing to respond to the allegations raised.