Staunch supporters of Rebecca Kadaga in Kamuli District have accused former District Woman MP contestant Proscovia Salaamu Musumba of teaming up with external hostile forces, including government chief whip Ruth Nankabirwa, to frustrate the speaker’s political ambitions.
Musumba, last week ran to the High Court in Jinja seeking to overturn Kadaga’s victory in the just concluded Parliamentary elections.
Kadaga polled 92,388 against Musumba’s 26,851 votes.
Musumba, however, ran to court accusing both Kadaga and the Electoral Commission of abetting gross violation of the electoral laws.
Through her Lawyers of Galisonga and Company Advocates and Isabirye and Company Advocates, she wants court to nullify the results and organize fresh free and fair elections.
The development has however rubbed Kadaga’s supporters the wrong way, prompting them to believe that Musumba is working with other anti-Kadaga Speakership forces in the country to politically frustrate her.
According to popular pro-Kadaga social media activist Prossy Mwanjuzi, Musumba had held a top secret meeting in Jinja with self-publicized Kadaga ‘enemy’ Ruth Nankabirwa shortly before the filing of the petition.
To her, this is a direct signal that Musumba is working for some external forces to fail Kadaga “who has done a lot for Busoga.”
For this, she says Busoga will not forgive her unless she apologizes to the public before it’s too late for her.
“Its so unfortunate that one of the two women I grew up admiring is being used by the mafia to put down Busoga. Yesterday [Saturday, March 20], she [Musumba] was cited in Jinja City with Ruth Nanakabirwa,” Mwanjuzi alleged in a social media post.
“It’s so sad that such a brain has become engabo [shield] for evil people. Oh, God save us. Nyabo [Madam], what you are doing! I will never forgive you, Busoga, Uganda will never forgive you.”
However, Musumba denied the allegations, maintaining her decision to run to court was personal and not influenced by anyone.
” That’s ridiculous. I participated in the election and wasn’t satisfied. Saying that someone is influencing me is even laughable,” Musumba told Pearl Times News in a telephone interview.
“I am the same Salaamu you people have seen since 1993. The one that’s not easily influenced and not easy to intimidate.”