State House: Bushenyi NRM Leaders’ Split Worries M7
President Yoweri Museveni, who is also the National Chairman of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) Party, has cautioned members against fighting each other.
Museveni appealed to NRM leaders to be united lest the party will crumble.
He said members must focus on working to strengthen the party further.
Museveni reminded the supporters of NRM they should cherish the primacy of the Party interests which are more important than individual welfare.
He, therefore, asked NRM supporters to always prioritise unity because the combined strength of supporters can achieve bigger objectives in comparison to what an individual is able to do.
Museveni made the remarks Tuesday during a meeting of Bushenyi district NRM opinion leaders along with district heads at State House, Entebbe.
Museveni is concerned by the infighting among NRM leaders in the district triggered by the 2011 Parliamentary elections.
The President is also bothered by reports that Bushenyi was steadily turning into a recruitment ground for rebels.
In 2011, rebel leader Col. Edison Muzoora’s body was found in the district. Several leaders in Bushenyi were subsequently arrested and sent to Luzira Maximum prison.
The President and his guests deliberated on a number of issues concerning the operations of the Party in the area with a view of strengthening it further.
They also discussed modalities of addressing matters that may threaten NRM’s oneness.
He urged members to always work together.
He also criticized the tendency by some leaders who have a propensity of trying to put their individual perceptions before those of the Party.
In the 2011 general elections, Bushenyi district, comprising Igara East, Igara West and Bushenyi Municipality, supported the NRM with 75.71%.
The President reminded Bushenyi NRM leaders that the NRM, in its nascent stage, was able to defeat bad elements in our society such as murderers and other criminals saying that it will continue with its mission of protecting the people of Uganda and their property.
Reacting to the advice of the President, the delegation from Bushenyi commended him for his good leadership that entails listening and making conclusions from an informed platform.
They also lauded the party for development programmes that were tailored to liberate wananchi from household poverty.
The delegation included the Minister of Information and National GuidanceMary Karooro Okurut and State Minister for Health Richard Nduhuura, among others.
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Updated on 2013-05-09 09:25
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