By Ritah Kemigisa
The Alliance for Finance Monitoring, ACFIM latest “secrets unknown” report has revealed that losers in the Parliamentary polls held on January 14th have embarked on crude means of recovering their campaign money from campaign agents which was meant to buy out voters.
The report which has been endorsed by the alliances’ executive director Henry Muguzi further shows that the 2021 general election was a do-or-die affair where most candidates spent heavily in anticipation of winning the hearts of voters, but things went the other way for a number of them.
Now they seem to be placing the blame on their agents and voters who “ate” their money during election campaigns.
According to ACFIM’s campaign finance database, candidates engaged in expensive campaign schemes that required massive spending for visibility and reaching out to the electorate.
The report alleges that in Kabale district, campaign agents of Dr. Protazio Begumisa, the former parliamentary candidate for Ndorwa East constituency are on the run, fleeing from the raging losing candidate who wants his money back.
In Kyotera, the report shows that State Minister for Microfinance Haruna Kasolo has a video that has gone viral on social media where is he demanding that campaign agents and voters pay back the monies, he donated to them after they overwhelmingly voted him out.