Politics

NRM MEMBERS FROM BUNYORO WELCOME MAO’S DEFECTION

By Innocent Atuganyira

BUNYORO: NRM party members from Bunyoro have welcomed the cooperation between their party and DP President Nobert Mao.

Mao, a long-time critic of president Museveni and the NRM government, was on Thursday appointed minister for justice and constitutional affairs less than a day after the two leaders had agreed to cooperate.

Now the NRM party members in Bunyoro say Moa’s cooperation and appointment is a big boost to their party.

Fort Portal Resident City Commissioner Angalia Godwin Kasigwa, a born of Buliisa district who was once a DP member before joining NUP party, commends Mao’s action.

According to Angalia, Mao had united the opposition parties in the country and his defection meant a lot for the development of Uganda.

‘’Mao united the opposition parties in Uganda and his defection means a lot for the development of our country,’’ he asserted.

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Angalia notes that there is no problem with the opposition working with the NRM party adding that it is all about focusing on things that benefit the two sides instead of what divides them.

He further notes that for Africa to develop, the opposition should not look at the ruling parties as enemies.

‘’We should desist from political differences and move to develop Uganda, politics has changed, it’s all about cooperation and working together for the development of Uganda,’’ he said.

Cosmas Byaruhanga, the Masindi district chairperson on the NRM party ticket describes Mao as a brilliant and bright leader whose guidance will greatly benefit the party and Ugandans in general through improved service delivery.

Byaruhanga adds that the NRM party has had a history of identifying and working with capable opposition people with abilities to contribute to the development of the country and serve the Ugandans.

Byaruhanga appeals to other opposition members to join the NRM party so they can bring their bright ideas that can contribute to the country’s development.

Kanaginagi Ateenyi Rutindo, the NRM party vice chairperson in the district says that there is a need for the opposition leaders to sit at the round table and discuss matters of developing the country.

He adds that the division among the political parties won’t develop the country saying there is a need to join hands and develop Uganda.

Mao is supposed to be vetted today by parliament.

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