Junior finance minister in charge of investment and privatisation Evelyn Anite has blamed the mafia, opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) and People Power pressure group for her loss in Koboko Municipality NRM primary election.
On September 04, Anite lost to Dr Charles Ayume in the Koboko Municipality ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) poll.
Ayume is a former State House employee and son to former attorney general Francis Ayume.
Hours after her election loss, The 35-year-old minister wrote: “To the mafia and haters, I concede you’ve won the battle by stealing my victory but the war rages on.”
This is not the last time Anite is alluding to a mafia gang fighting her.
Over a year ago, the youthful minister claimed the mafia wanted her dead for her role in the controversy surrounding Uganda Telecom Limited (UTL).
Then deputy attorney general Mwesigwa Rukutana, also part of the confrontation alongside AG William Byaruhanga and junior finance minister in charge of general duties Gabriel Ajedra, wondered: “why would I murder a girl anyway?”
“I know how to put girls to some other good use.”
Like Anite, Rukutana is staring at an election loss in Rushenyi County of Ntungamo District — and is in detention for shooting a supporter of his rival Naomi Kabasharira.
Also on September 05, Anite blamed Ayume for amplifying the legacy of his late father Ayume. She added that Ayume was not himself and needed to wake up from slumber and stop imagining his father was everything.
To the haters shredding on social media, Anite said she, at the age of 35, had achieved more than most Ugandans have, and it is “too bad you can’t catch up with me.”
Anite has since September 04 received social media beating after she lost an election three years since she warned those opposed to the age limit removal amendment government had the support of the ‘magye’ (army).
She insists she still has confidence in the army, and praises them for blocking over 300 People Power supporters who Ayume had reportedly ferried from Arua to vote in Koboko.
But others had allegedly beaten security and voted, according to the minister.
The former northern Uganda youth MP also accused her rival of employing Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) members as her agents, warning that a win for Ayume could be victory for the opposition in Koboko.
Nonetheless, she insisted she was still the gateway to Koboko, but added “the gate was broken and the NRM people of Koboko were robbed.”