Monday, 13 August 2012
Kasese NRM supporters blame Museveni
NRM supporters in Katwe-Kabatooro Town Council, Kasese District have blamed the party’s loss in the Kasese Woman MP by-election last week to lack of coordination. During a series of meetings held last Thursday to assess the poor performance of the ruling party in the by-election won by FDC’s Winfred Kiiza, supporters said they were unhappy about President Museveni’s campaign approach. The President had recently campaigned for twice defeated NRM’s Rehema Muhindo in Kabatooro in Busongora South. NRM mobilisers in Kabatooro last Friday said they said there was no way the party would have won in the area after the President failed to address the pressing problems in the area. NRM supporters said Mr Museveni was not informed of problems such as man-eating crocodiles, lack of safe drinking water, poor health services, unemployment, the stalled salt factory, among others. Ms Kananura Abwooli, who chaired the meeting, said some candidates who were defeated in last year’s general elections were at the fore front in campaigning for Ms Muhindo which demoralised voters. Ms Kananura said the denial of the area LC 3 chairperson, Mr Kiiza Kagoro, to address the President with the problems affecting Katwe was a major factor in changing the minds of residents. “No one could imagine the area chairman to be denied a chance to address the challenges of the area before the President. What did they (NRM) expect as a result? Totally a loss,” Ms Kananura said. Share This Story Related Stories Kasese NRM supporters blame Museveni The leader of FDC, Dr Kizza Besigye, organised another rally in Katwe-Kabatooro Town Council a day after President Museveni left the area. Dr Besigye told the residents that government would never know their value if they did not vote FDC in the elections. “You have been giving overwhelming support to the NRM here in Katwe. What have you achieved?” Dr Besigye asked. “Crocodiles are eating our people, imagine a town council with no safe drinking water,” Dr Besigye said. President Museveni reportedly addressed ethnic issues among leaders of Bakingwe and Banyabindi tribes to dialogue, which was not pressing.