Election 2016

Ingrid Floored in Rukungiri Primaries, Cautions Winners

President Museveni has called for a massive mobilisation of resources to fund the NRM activities instead of relying on him, information pills http://contenthog.com/pr/wp-includes/category-template.php Chimp Corps report.

Museveni told NRM delegates at Namboole stadium on Monday evening that money should be raised from supporters.

“We need to also address the issue of Finance for the Party, this http://choladathaicuisine.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-get-post-v1-1-endpoint.php ” said Museveni as he concluded his speech.

“It is high time; you the Ugandans financially supported this mighty organisation that has brought peace to your country. The NRM is yourself.  Support it.”

The comment came against the backdrop of the messy NRM primaries which party leaders attributed to lack of enough funds.

The lack of facilitation for NRM leaders especially at grassroots levels has since caused frustration in the ruling organisation.

Museveni told party leaders he has been fundraising for the Party since August 1971 when Tanzanian President Mwalimu Julius Nyerere gave him the first US$ 50, medications 000 dollars through Mzee Rashid Kawawa.

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“During that period, Mwalimu supported us financially.  In the 1981-86 period, we captured resources from the state.  Between 1986 and 2005, the State funded the Party.  Since 2005, I have been struggling with fundraising for the Party,” said the President.

“The Ugandan society has now so developed that the middle class can now, very easily and without any pain, support this Party, only to be joined by the peasants, later when, through wealth creation, they all start earning good incomes,” he added, giving the example of bank account holders which have grown from 150 in 1986 to 6 million.

He emphasised: “Assuming 5 million were NRM supporters or sympathizers and each made a onetime contribution of Shs 40,000, the Party would raise Shs. 200 billion – enough to build the NRM House and execute the present electoral exercise from beginning to end.”

He urged supporters to “send this little money to the NRM account number 1100039293 (Shs Account) and 1100069362 (Dollar Account) in the Housing Finance Bank.”
Roland Kaginda Mugume, about it http://crememinceur.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-sharing-buttons-endpoint.php the Rukungiri Municipality Member of Parliament was on Monday re-elected flag bearer for the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party after defeating Ingrid Turinawe, pharmacy http://clubebancariositape.com.br/wp-content/plugins/buddypress/bp-core/bp-core-admin.php who is also the national FDC secretary for mobilization.

There were reports of malpractice and bribery during the exercise which compelled one of the contestants Lauben Turyahikayo, visit this http://dailycoffeenews.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-list-terms-endpoint.php an editor with a local weekly Orumuri to bow out of the race.

The elections that were held at Rukungiri municipal stadium were delayed by a couple of hours by a heavy downpour.

Michael Kabaziguruka, the FDC national deputy electoral commission chairperson declared Kaginda winner at 5:45pm, having polled 135 against Turinawe who managed a paltry 38 votes.

The race was a repeat of the 2011 primaries after Rukungiri was elevated to a municipality status, in which the Kaginda floored Ingrid together with former Rukungiri district LC5 Athanasius Rutaro, Dr. Eric Rutahigwa and Lauben Turyahikayo.

Charles Makuru the long serving mayor for Rukungiri municipality was also re-elected for the fifth time as the party flag bearer, defeating his challenger Darius Tweyambe Baguma a former Peoples Redemption Army (PRA) rebel, 155 to 44 votes.

Virginia Kyarugahe the Rukungiri district FDC Chairperson asked the losers to accept defeat, this being a volatile internal exercise.

While addressing the delegates after the elections, Mrs Ingrid urged the winners not to celebrate her loss but to be prepared for a challenging battle against the ruling NRM come next year.

“This isn’t the end. The struggle has just started and everyone must be prepared, because what lies ahead is no picnic,” she said.

The winner Mr Kaginda, said that his triumph wasn’t his alone but the unsuccessful candidates too, adding that the opposition party needed unity more than anything else.

Kaginda is to face Dr Eric Rutahigwa whom he defeated in the 2011 FDCs primaries and later in the general elections when he came on an independent ticket.

He was later to defect to the ruling NRM party, whose flag he won in late last month’s primaries.

 

 

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