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Here’s Why this Ugandan Politician Dismantled Boreholes he Built after Losing an Election

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Patrick Okumu-Ringa

A former Uganda lawmaker Patrick Okumu-Ringa who failed to make a comeback to Parliament in the Nebbi Municipality parliamentary by-election has reacted to his loss by dismantling the 10 boreholes he constructed in the area.

Speaking to New Vision, Okumu-Ringa accused the constituents of not appreciating his efforts to empower them.

“I am hurt, but I will reconcile with residents and assemble the boreholes. For now, let them look for water elsewhere. Our people are not appreciative. All I wanted from them was votes. I have educated so many children, but all they tell me is that I have done nothing,” he said.

On what his action means for the government he once served, Okumu-Ringa said:

“I don’t think the Government should be offended. I used my money to sink the boreholes, and in any case, even National Water and Sewerage Corporation doesn’t supply free water.

Okumu-Ringa, a former public service state minister, lost his party’s primaries for the position and then went on contest as an independent candidate, saying the loss was as a result of rigging.

He eventually lost the election to his former party’s candidate, coming third place.

New Vision reports that Okumu-Ringa was Padyere County MP for about a decade, but lost the seat in 2006. Since then, he’s been trying to make a comeback, but to no avail.

Photo Credit: @okumuringa

6 Comments

  1. didi

    August 9, 2018 at 2:02 pm

    He said the election was rigged yet he destroyed people’s access to water. Character is lacking in our world today, people complain of donald trump but he is way better than the politicians we have here.

  2. jokobaba

    August 9, 2018 at 4:31 pm

    No, this guy is gangster!

  3. Slice

    August 9, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    I’m sorry but I agree with him small. We keep electing those that don’t serve us. we give them power and give the real helpers thanks in private.
    Well let the ones they’ve elected give them boreholes

  4. Random

    August 9, 2018 at 7:35 pm

    If you’re truly there to serve then it shouldn’t matter if you’re in power or not. What matters is that you’re helping people to live better lives. He is a vindictive man-child.

    • didi

      August 10, 2018 at 1:44 am

      Gbam u said it all.

  5. VIKY

    August 10, 2018 at 10:59 am

    baby…. come and suck breast

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