Ugandan politician Anite Evelyn justifies returning donated ambulance after election defeat
A Ugandan politician has confirmed she took back an ambulance she had donated to residents who did not vote for her.
Confirming her actions, Anite Evelyn, quoted Galatians 6:7 as the ‘leading’ scriptures of her actions.
Ms Evelyn who serves as the State Minister of Finance for Investment and Privatization also noted that the move was very justifiable terming the transaction as a ‘conditional grant.’
While responding to a tweet that ‘leaked’ the story, Ms Evelyn wrote, “Thank you for bringing this up. First, it is true I took back my ambulance and I have no apologies for that. Why did I do it? It is because they did not vote for me. So you expect me to walk away with nothing? Galatians 6:7 A man reaps what he sows.”
In addition, Ms Evelyn shared that she already sold the car and when her followers castigated her for repossessing the ambulance, she called them out saying they should instead pity her.
“You are not even feeling the pain I went through after losing elections. What makes you think what they did to me was good and what I did was bad? Feel the pain I felt that day,” she responded to one of them.
Moreover, she alleged that her lack of votes was due to corruption, rather than the issue concerning the ambulance’s return. Ms Evelyn contested for the Koboko municipality parliamentary seat in West Nile subregion of the Northern region of Uganda and lost to Charles Yakani.
She served as MP from 2011 to 2021.
Prior to serving as the Minister of Finance, Ms Evelyn previously served as State Minister for Youth.
She was appointed to that position on March 1, 2015, replacing Ronald Kibuule, who was appointed State Minister for Water Resources.