KAMPALA – A total of 38 members from opposition parties denounced their parties and handed in their party cards to the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party.
NRM Treasurer General Hon Namayanja Rose Nsereko who received the youthful delegation at the Party Headquarters in Kampala said most of them were from Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) and Democratic Party (DP) parties.
Namayanja asked them never to be ashamed of their decision.
“Reliability and dependability is key in politics and you have made the right choice”, she said
She officially handed over a copy of the Party Constitution and a shirt to each of the converts.
The group was led by their Chairperson Lawrence Mugumya the FDC youth Chairperson of Kalangala District.
Namayanja told the youthful converts that she was personally one of the founders of the Uganda Young Democrats (UYD) but after a while, with them, she realized the group lacked a clear political ideology and she quit.
UYD is the youth wing of DP and four of these converts belonged there.
“You are in the right place. NRM is all-inclusive and that’s how I have also gone through all these ranks. You will be treated equally like others because we are non-discriminative”, she added.
Mugumya said they had noticed that most of their FDC leaders were quietly collaborating with NRM despite their negative talk against the ruling party during the day.
He said they had been deceived for so long that the NRM government would fall but it was instead getting stronger as the opposition gets more divided into smaller sectarian groups.
He further added that the language being used by the opposition only spreads hatred other than unity. These and many others forced them to walk out and join NRM.
The converts pledged to bring more opposition youths to the NRM family.