Gabula Nadiope Farouk a Busoga Prince has today called upon all Basoga to vote against the ruling NRM Party in 2016. On his facebook account he said; ”Hello Fellow Basoga, NRM has not helped Busoga grow and remember we are just being used. Therefore, let’s unite and show Mr. Museveni and his NRM that we are not stupid. Go 2016! Go vote against NRM!” see his facebook message in a photo as captured.
Gabula Nadiope VI a prince from the Bugabula where the Speaker of Parliament Hon. Rebecca Kadaga hails from has spoken out and called upon all the Basoga to reject NRM and President Museveni come 2016. Prince Gabula Nadiope is a voter in Kagoma where former MP Dr. Frank Nabwiso hails from. Analysts say the President needed to be in Busoga which has been slipping out of the NRM’s grips but still the political opposition have not capitalized on this space like they would have. These six trips of him visiting and attending events have shifted the wave somewhat.
Recently the President who is the Chairman of the NRM Party has been in Busoga six times, he is also remembered to have donate money now commonly known as KAGUTA CASH IN SACKS to Busoga Youth Forum.
Nadiope VI’s call comes at a time when those who are against the NRM policies lack a voice in the region, the political opposition politicians in the region have slumbered and given President Museveni a chance to regain ground.
The people of Busoga have rejected NRM in one by-election so far conducted in the region, the first one saw his former minister of state for trade Igeme Nathan Nabeta and MP for Jinja East Constituency who was trounced by Mwiru Paul, who was born in Walukuba East in School Village something that made him more a son of the area than Igeme Nabeta who came from America and was MP two terms but abandoned the electorate. Paul Mwiru a lawyer seats on the Public Accounts Committee as the Vice Chairman.
Kirya was leading Migereko from the time they started counting and tallying the provision result of Butembe, but late in the night a miracle happened for Migereko which no one knows until today where the said votes came from to earn his win. On this backdrop, the ruling party worked so hard to see that there are no more by-elections in Busoga. The second by-elections would have been for Maureen Kyalya Walube who was later sweet talked by the President. Maureen withdrew the case from court and was made the Presidential Advisor on Poverty Alleviation Busoga Sub region. Many voters from Jinja where she contested as the FDC District Member of Parliament swore that Maureen will never be elected by the people of Jinja, one Nabirye Madina from Main Street said she betrayed our trust for us we voted for FDC.
For example Kirya Vs Migereko, Dr. Nabwiso Frank Wilberforce v Electoral Commission & Anor. Submitted by Mariya on 6 February 2012 – 1:02pm. Case No: Election Pet. No 004Of 2011 and the Kirya v Migereko & Anor. Submitted by Jane Mugala on 6 August 2012 – 8:28am. Case No: ELECTION REFERENCE APPEAL NO. 39 OF 2012.
After Maureen’s shift in political play, case by case was dismissed from the Jinja High Court Iddi Batambuze a voter in Kagoma falters believes that President Museveni’s hand and influence was heavily felt in this sequence of events, he says there was overwhelming evidence for all his MPs in Jinja to be thrown out of Parliament except for only one man Hon. Balyeku Moses who won because Harry Kasigwa of FDC abandoned the electorate.
Judging from how the region has been abandoned by the regime, but getting all kinds of ministers that have not helped to use their influence to lobby for any useful project for the voter who has suffered because social services have become a miracle for example Bugiri Hospital that has no power and the ceiling is about to fall on the patients.
Prince Gabula Nadiope VI comes at the right time says Rogers Makamba an LC 1 Zabef Village in Jinja East. Whether Dr. Nabwiso is not going to contest is another story but according the electorate the youth want their own and are saying it is their time to bring in progressive leadership and in Nadiope VI they see a leader they have been longing for. It is upto the Prince to leverage this opportunity.
Prince Gabula Farouk Kalulu Nadiope a gets his middle name from his grandfather, Sir Wiberforce Nadiope II, the first vice president of Uganda and former Busoga Kyabazinga (King). Prince Nadiope William Gabula VI, popularly known as Nadiope William is Fraouk’s cousin brother.
Prince Gabula attended his primary school at Nakasero, Batvalley, Mwiri and Buwenge T/S and later he joined Jinja S.S.S for his secondary school. Prince Gabula Nadiope is a graduate of Makerere University with a degree in Information Management.