A disgruntled Ugandan politician has reacted to a successive resounding defeat in a recent parliamentary by-election by stopping all development projects he had initiated in the area.
Mr Patrick Okumu-Ringa, who lost in the recently concluded Nebbi Municipality Parliamentary by-election, opted to dismantle all the boreholes he had sunk that have been supplying water to area residents free of charge for the past two decades.
In an interview with TheNew Vision newspaper, the visibly angry aspirant accused the constituents of not appreciating his efforts to empower them.
He also confirmed he had indeed sealed the boreholes, insisting he had no regrets over that action.
He, however, indicated his willingness to ‘reconcile’ with residents and reassemble the boreholes at an appropriate time.
“I am hurt, but I will reconcile with residents and assemble the boreholes. For now, let them look for water elsewhere,” he said.
“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.”