Denis Nzeirwe, the LC III chairman of Kamuganguzi Sub County in Kabale is protesting the ban imposed on the sale of alcohol in the district for fear of losing his votes.
Nzeirwe says that the ban which was imposed by Cox Nyakairu, Kabale Resident District Commissioner will impact negatively on the election campaign of political leaders in the district.
Nyakairu announced the ban on the sale and consumption of alcohol in Kabale early this week when more than 60 people died as a result of consuming waragi spiked with ethanol.
Despite this, Denis Nzeirwe the LC III chairperson of Kamuganguzi Sub County says that, Nyakairu should have consulted local leaders before imposing the alcohol ban.
Nzeirwe says that people have a right to consume alcohol and no body should take away their right.
He says that unless the alcohol ban is lifted immediately incumbent politicians will lose popularity amongst their voters ahead of the 2011 polls.
But Charles Kazaniro, a resident of Kamuganguzi Sub County will not have any of this.
Kazaniro says that Nzeirwe's campaign against the ban on alcohol depicts him as a leader who doesn't care about the lives of his voters.
Kazaniro says that it is inhuman for Nzeirwe to decampaign measures taken by the district to stop the deaths of several people because of consuming adulterated waragi.
Peter Mutatina, another resident of Kabale says that leaders who are opposed to the alcohol ban should resign their seats immediately and find something to do because they have failed to sever the people.
He says that it is the responsibility of leaders to protect the lives and property of the people they lead.
Cox Nyakairu, Kabale RDC says that the ban will remain in place since it was taken in the interest of protecting residents.
He appeals to the other leaders in the district to mind the lives of their voters instead of worrying about votes.