Politician Destroys Borehole He Sank For Community After Losing Election
Patrick Okumu-Ringa, is a Ugandan politician who has taken defeat to another level.
He stopped all development projects he had initiated in the area after a successive resounding defeat in a recent parliamentary by-election.
Patrick Okumu-Ringa, who lost in the recently concluded Nebbi Municipality Parliamentary by-election, opted to dismantle all the bore holes he had sunk that have been supplying water to area residents free of charge for the past two decades.
In an interview with New Vision, the visibly angry lawmaker also accused the constituents of not appreciating his efforts to empower them. He also confirmed he’d indeed sealed the boreholes, insisting he had no regrets over that action.
He however indicated his willingness to ‘reconcile’ with residents and assemble 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. 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.
In justifying his actions, the former Public Service Minister accused the area residents of ‘abusing his generosity’ by not supporting his parliamentary bid.
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