By Sarah Namukisa
KAMPALA – The political wave in the just concluded January general elections that swept out NRM’s big wings, most especially in the central region has been attributed to jealous and hypocrisy within the party.
Nakasuja Shakira, NRM supporter and a resident in Sisa Kajjasi Town Council, says the party had 30 members at every parish but sparingly none voted for NRM.
For 35 years, the country’s mass party, National Resistance Movement, has relatively enjoyed power ever since it took over in 1986, after a golira war fair, unseating President Milton Obote, and winning polls, after introduction of mult-party system.
Basing on its ten points program, as referred to, was welcomed by Ugandan and when the country switched to mult-party politics in 2000, NRM has been at the top of the game, as the party went ahead to take over important districts across the region.
However, as polls went ahead to take place after every five years, the party popularity has been falling, where many Ugandan accuse it of corruption, poor service deliveries and incompetent members.
The party supporters in Sisa, Kajjasi Town Council who gathered at Sisa perish play ground on Sunday to unify also agreed that this could be the main problem why the party failed to score in the concluded polls.
Shakira said “Today we have people who are here, because of some division in NRM but if NRM does not unite, we shall be beaten again, staring from top to bottom, except president Museveni.”
Nakasuja explains that when packages come from secretariat, it’s never distributed equally as it is supposed to be, saying the party parish chairpersons have less work, compared to party mobilisers.
Vincent Kigozi, NRM chairperson in Kajjasi Town Council said people are tired of empty promises, and its high time for president Museveni to fillful the pledge if he wants NRM to regain back its strength.
“Nakawuka, Natete, and Kasanje roads, are presidential pledge since 2001, 2006, 2011 and 2016,” said Kigozi.
Anderson Galusonga, the RCC of Nakawa division who graced the occasion, also agreed NRM should think about bringing new people on board if the party is to maintain its political status.