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NRM calls for loyalty as former RDC defects to FDC ahead of Sheema polls

NRM Secretary General, Kasule Lumumba and NRM EC Tanga Odoi at a press conference recently. NRM has called for loyalty following the defection of Mitooma RDC RDC Guma Nuwagaba to FDC ahead of the Sheema North by-elections (FILE PHOTO)

SHEEMA – NRM Secretary General Justine Kasule Lumumba has warned party members against playing double standards in politics.

Addressing over 200 party delegates in Sheema District on Saturday, Ms Lumumba warned youth against being wooed by different political groups for monetary gains, urging them to remain loyal to the NRM party.

Her remarks come days after former party cadre and Mitooma RDC Guma Nuwagaba quit the party and was nominated as the FDC party flag bearer in the upcoming Sheema North parliamentary elections.

However, Ms Lumumba, who was accompanied by the NRM National Chairperson of the Women’s League, Ms Lydia Wanyoto, urged leaders at different levels to find time and educate people on the numerous achievements of the NRM government within and outside their areas.

Mitooma RDC Mr Guma Nuwagaba (L) and his deputy Emmanuel Ngabirano posing with the medal and portrait he received on Labor Day. After losing to Naome Kabajju in the NRM primaries, the former Mitooma RDC has crossed to FDC (FILE PHOTO)

The two officials were received in Sheema by the NRM District Chairperson and area MP Dr Elioda Tumwesigye in Kabwohe.

Ms Lumumba handed over 25 bicycles to youth leaders in all wards in the municipality. The bicycles were donated by Dr Tumwesigye to help the leaders in mobilising the youths towards development programs.

She hailed Dr Tumwesigye for spearheading development in the area

Ms Lumumba and Dr Tumwesigye pledged joint efforts to ensure that Sheema district gets a Skills Development Centre to help the youth acquire practical knowledge for their wellbeing.

Minister Tumwesigye said preparations are e underway to set up a factory that produces silk garments for export.

Ms Naome Kibaaju was declared NRM party flag bearer for the Sheema North parliamentary beating Guma Nuwagaba who eventually crossed to FDC party (FILE PHOTO)

Ms Lumumba, who hailed the youths for their massive support towards NRM in the recent municipality polls, said she will throw her weight behind their proposal. Dr Tumwesigye won in 57 out of 75 polling stations and in 17 out of 25 wards.

She hailed the residents for overwhelmingly voting NRM during LCI elections. With 229 Cells, NRM lost in only one (Rwamujojo) where their LCI Chairperson is affiliated to FDC.

Ms Wanyoto commended Ankole region for voting NRM in the recent women council elections

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