The People’s Parliament Speaker and former NTV journalist Agnes Nandutu believes that Uganda has been taken over by the rich people when it comes to elective positions. She said the current breed of politicians is only surviving by buying out voters to attain positions.
Nandutu recently quit journalism after 20 years and contested in the ruling party primaries for the Bududa Woman MP Seat. She lost to incumbent Justin Khainza who gathered 34012 votes while Nandutu got 26234 votes.
Speaking during the NTV Forth Estate Show last evening, the former senior political reporter at NTV said the voter bribery in NRM is worrying.
“What happened in the NRM elections was a shame to the party. Allowing people to buy voters, use billions of money to buy themselves into positions, to me as a journalist, that is not right,” she said.
She added, “If you do not have money in NRM you will not be able to represent people. Those who have money will buy themselves into those positions.”
According to Nandutu, Parliament is becoming a group of business-people.