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generic geneva;”>In one of the hottest Parliamentary by-elections in the country Nabukenya beat NRM’s Nalwanga 38,582 against 22,236.
Museveni was later to accuse the concerted opposition forces for conniving with the Electoral Commission to rig the election in favour of Nabukenya.
Angry supporters however, told Museveni on Monday that the National NRM Secretariat was majorly to blame for playing superior yet entirely detached from the citizens on the ground.
A strong party mobilizer who is also the National Chairman of the War Veterans Association Hajji Idris Sseddunga said the top Party Secretariat consisted of ‘sleepy members who cannot be compared to strong and well versed mobilizers at the local level.’
“What came out of the Luweero did not please us and we think that the National NRM Secretariat is hugely responsible for the loss,” he said.
“It leaves behind people who matter most in vote mobilization and chooses to run things it own way.”
He went on, “Mr President, we campaigned for our son Hon Robert Kasule [in Kyaddondo North] and we slept in the field to the final day. All we know is that our big bosses in the secretariat and MPs are in Kampala sleeping.”
“We want the body to sit down and realize that there are better performers down here who must be gotten on board,” he told the president who chose not to give an immediate response.
Another local party leader Hajjat Kalyango Aisha told Museveni that the top party leadership needed to give way for lower members especially in mobilization because they are better strategists.
She noted, “They do not know what takes place down here. All they know is blocking us from reaching you. They are your traitors.”
At the event, Museveni also welcomed about a dozen people who apparently crossed from other opposition political parties to the NRM.