KAMPALA – Margaret Namagembe, a member of the Alliance for National Transformation (ANT) party and a former contestant of the Wakiso Woman MP seat, was among over 40 people who on Monday announced they were joining the National Resistance Movement (NRM).
The other is Peace Kansiime, a former vice chairperson for FDC in Nakawa and a former member of the Party’s Electoral Commission.
The group was received at an event officiated by Captain Mike Mukula, NRM Vice Chairperson for Eastern region.
Mukula urged the new converts to work for the development of the party.
“Article 29 of the constitution says that every citizen has a right to belong to a political party of his choice and I am happy that the people before us have voluntarily decided to join the NRM,” said Mukula.
He pointed out that as one of NRM’s achievements, they have been able to maintain peace and stability in Uganda which many used to refer to as a failed state.
Mathias Kasamba, the party’s director in charge of mobilization, promised the new converts that they will not regret their choice since they have come at the right time when the party has just unveiled fresh blood at the secretariat.
Namagembe, who is also a former member of Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), revealed that for long she has been in opposition but she has finally seen the light.
Kansiime also revealed that she is happy to have joined the yellow team.
“I am mentally normal and from today onward, I am an NRM member. I have done it peacefully without being forced by anybody,” Kansiime declared.