By Micheal Atwakiire
Sheema: The Sheema district chairman David Kabigumira is in hot soup after his vice chairman Elidard Mwesigye showed interest to contest against him for the same office come 2021 general election.
It should be noted that Mwesigye is among the first three people who made Kabigumira win 2016 elections to become Sheema district Chairman.
In the 2015/2016 National Resistance Movement (NRM) primary elections Kabigumira, Mwesigye and Prof. Mugisha Pastori (the then Chairman LC V Sheema district) contested but Mugisha won with over 1000 votes.
However, Kabigumira didn’t get contented with results, which forced him to contest again for the same seat as independent and won.
Mwesigye is an eloquent Speaker and the most lovable political figure in greater Kitagata Sub County which includes, Kasaana sub county, Kitagata sub county and Kitagata town council. Him and Kabigumira allied for a common goal to defeat the then Sheema district chairman Prof. Mugisha and at the end their alliance became victorious, whereby Kabigumira won greater Kitagata sub county which neighbors Mugisha with over 70%.
After Kabigumira swore in as newly elected chairperson, without favour or fear he appointed Mwesigye as his Vice chairman.
Being a good speaker and an experienced politician with a deep knowledge in local government acts , Mwesigye for many times has been seen defending his boss Kabigumira especially during district council meetings in which Kabigumira faces stiff opposition.
Leaving other things constant, the drums changed the beat and Mwesigye turned against his boss by showing interest to contest as Chairman LC V Sheema district.
There is great worry especially in the camp of the current Chairman that Mwesigye may take the seat since it is alleged that greater Kitagata sub county still believes in Mwesigye.
Another added advantage is that most parts of Sheema North constituency are in parallel lines with Kabigumira.
We tried to talk to Mwesigye and he told us that he is very sure that Kabigumira can’t defeat him. Recently while at the burial of Mwesigye’s mother, Kabigumira advised him to remain on the same seat he was given.