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Kabale NRM Leaders Reject Museveni Sole Candidature

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The meeting was held at Little Ritz in Kabale Town.


Happiness Kyokwijuka, the Northern Division NRM Chairperson, weighed in on the wrangles in the party, saying “the journey to 2016 remains difficult.”


She further said the situation whereby the party chairpersons at lower levels of leadership are not considered as important is a disservice to the party.


Several party officials castigated the recent Kyankwanzi retreat’s resolution of fronting Museveni as the sole candidate in the 2016 polls, saying he is yet to fulfill promises made during the 2011 election campaigns.


The promises include allowances, facilitation for grassroot mobilisation and motorcycles for party officials among others.


Kaharo sub-country NRM chairperson, Datsun Muhereza said “we are always on the ground coordinating and mobilizing for the party but we are not comfortable with the way things are being handled. Museveni promised us money to facilitate our work but is yet to honour his promises. We have not even held a single meeting since 2011.”


Museveni was also faulted for having indirectly supported current Kabale Woman Rona Rita Ninsiima who was standing against the official party flag-bearer Hope Mwesigye in the 2011 elections.


During the campaigns, Museveni reportedly said both Mwesigye and Ninsiima were his “children.”


It’s this indecision on Museveni’s part that many believe he did not want to be seen supporting Mwesigye, who was at the time at war with the Catholic Church.


Mwesigye reportedly abused a Catholic Priest.


Officials at the meeting say NRM in Kabale remains fractured due to Mwesigye’s loss.


Muhereza expressed surprise that MPs received money to campaign for Museveni at grassroots yet it’s the sub-country chairpersons who are better placed for the work.


The latest developments raise fears the 2016 election could be the most expensive electoral exercise as majority of party officials prepare to reap from mobilisation cash.


Mbabazi maintains he is enjoying good relations with the President.


However, Museveni’s strategists believe he intends to contest for President in 2016, a charge the Prime Minister denies.

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