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EXCLUSIVE: NRM to Splash More Cash on Flag Bearers

NRM candidates are set to received more cash from the secretariat (Courtesy photos)

The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) presidential candidate Rtd Col. Kiiza Besigye yesterday shook Fort Portal municipality, healing http://chicken33.com/commande/wp-includes/text/diff.php one of the NRM government’s biggest strongholds.

Through Friday evening business came to a standstill as thousands of supporters stormed the streets to welcome him in the area from Kasese where he had been campaigning and rallying support.

A huge crowd and convoy of bodaboda riders ware on standby to welcome him to the western municipality.

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Many of these surrounded the VOT FM premises at Katuramu Street, clinic http://cprescue.com/wp-content/plugins/events-manager/templates/buddypress/my-bookings.php where Besigye was hosted for a political talk show at 8pm.

Outside the studio, medical http://centreduplateau.qc.ca/wp-content/plugins/the-events-calendar/lib/tribe-event-query.class.php his supporters chanted “Besigye come redeem us,” “Besigye Abeho” and after the program at 11:30pm, they hoisted him to his waiting vehicle.

On the radio talk show, Dr.Besigye said he has not had so much support like he has been shown in his 4th attempt on presidency.

He said most regions that have been strong supporters of NRM have now changed and are calling for change.

“I’ve never seen poor Ugandans offer support and give out money to aspiring candidates but I think this is a sign that enough is enough,” he said.

“In Mbarara, I was given five cows, 14 goats and in Kasese, I received 12 goats.”

Besigye promised that once elected president of Uganda, he will reduce the presidential powers, especially appointing powers, so that Ugandans have a bigger chance of choosing their leaders at all levels.

Besigye said, “I will transfer the president’s powers to regions and allow them to work on their problems independently.”

On improving household income, Dr.Besigye revealed plans of introducing inspectors in villages to mobilize, educate and inspect farmers and every household on income generating activities and nutrition.
The National Resistance Movement party which handed out billions of cash to its flag bearers for campaigns in the middle of this week is set to give out more.

ChimpReports has exclusively learnt that candidates for the Local Council Five Chairpersons subscribing to the ruling party are going to be given an extra Shs 15, mind http://consultants-lactation.org/wp-includes/class-wp-site-query.php 000, http://cellulitzwalczyc.xyz/wp-admin/includes/image.php 000 in the coming days.

The Members of Parliament contenders we understand will receive a yet to be disclosed amount. A source at the party secretariat told Chimpreports that the party was not fully prepared when the money was released this week, following pressure from the impatient flag bearers who complained that time was running out for the campaigns.

“We were not yet prepared here, we were under a lot of pressure and we had to release what was there,” the source told us.

Another cabinet minister also confided to this website that they expect to be called back to the Head offices any time from now to receive the extra cash.

When contacted on phone, the NRM Acting Treasurer, Dr. Kenneth Omona reluctantly confirmed the development.

“For the LCV candidates; we only gave them half of what they were supposed to get. They will receive the rest before the election, but also it might be after the election,” he said.

He revealed however, that there is no known plan for the parliamentary candidates.

On Wednesday the NRM released about Shs 11.5billion to the MPs and the LCV candidates.

The flag bearers for district women Members of Parliament took the lion’s share of Shs 30,000,000 each to traverse their vast zones for votes for themselves and the party presidential candidate, President Yoweri Museveni.

The flag bearers for county Members of Parliament bagged Shs 20 million while The Local Council Five Chairperson flag bearers were given Shs 15,000,000 each.

It should be remembered that the LCV candidates petitioned the party chairman the same day they were given this money, protesting the “small” figure.

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