drug http://colegaac.org/wp-admin/includes/theme-install.php geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>The defectors claim FDC party completely failed to fulfil its promises through the former party leadership led by Dr Kizza Besigye and lacked hope in new party President Maj Gen Mugisha Muntu.
Former FDC coordinator Kule Muheka said the converts were residents of Nombe, Kanara and Karugutu sub-counties.
The defectors handed over their party cards to State Minister for Mobilization, Hon. Richard Todwong at a function held at Karugutu Hall in Ntoroko district on Saturday.
Muheka told the minister Ntoroko FDC supporters had established developmental projects for income generation that needed support from higher levels of FDC headquarters in vain.
“Our projects required financial support from FDC because we could not raise funds as individuals. As a result we decided to defect from the FDC to NRM where we hope to get support for our stalled projects,” Muheka said.
The coordinator, however, expressed his concern to the minister that President Museveni segregates the Bakonzo.
“Some of us were forced to join FDC because Museveni had failed to appoint a Mukonzo for the higher ministerial post apart from Defence Minister Hon. Crispus Kiyonga. The president has not been offering the Bakonzo education scholarships from State House which is very disappointing,” charged Muheka.
“We need to be represented in all development spheres if we are to support NRM and president Museveni”.
The newly appointed Ntoroko RDC, Wilson Asiimwe asked the defectors to utilize his office to reach President Museveni for financial support.
Todwong said the NRM party is focused on service delivery and extension of developmental programs such as NAADS, dairy farming and poultry to the local populace.