WAKISO – The National Resistance Movement (NRM) party has announced plans to reclaim all political seats in Wakiso District currently occupied by opposition members in the next general elections.
Speaking at the belated Liberation Day celebrations for Wakiso District on Friday, the national chairperson NRM Women’s League, Ms. Lydia Wanyoto, who represented NRM Secretary General Justice Kasule Lumumba, said they are mainly targeting parliamentary and LC5 seats in Wakiso.
“Following our decision and NRM promises to Ugandans, our party has decided to reclaim all the political positions in Wakiso District so that our services reach even people at the village levels, said Ms. Wanyoto.
“We have noticed that in areas where NRM is serving, all services reach our people but in some of the areas occupied by the Opposition, people there always complain about our services thinking that the ruling party is doing nothing yet opposition politicians keep on fighting the NRM Manifesto to tarnish its image,” she added.
She also revealed that the ruling party will front Mr. William Kayongo, the former Buddo Junior Primary School headteacher, to take on current LC5 chairman Matia Lwanga Bwanika (DP) in the 2021 elections.
“We agreed to retain the President as our flag bearer because we know is the best and that’s why even the opposition is fearing because we’ve brought our number one whom we trust is going to win 2021 elections,” said Ms. Wanyoto.
She also said that the party has chosen to use the system of lining up in the next primaries, claiming that the opposition used to disorganize the previous elections.
“We’re going to use lines and we also plan to change the party’s Identity cards. The new ones will have pictures to allow the party to track its supporters and also to stop the opposition from forging NRM cards,” she added.
Ms. Wanyoto also asked Wakiso NRM members to allow all party politicians in the district including Luweero Minister Ssozi Galabuzi and Rosemary Sseninde, the state minister for Education, to retain their seats come 2021 elections.