3800 FDC Supporters Cross To NRM

President Museveni (L) receiving the former FDC supporters recently. PPU PHOTO
President Museveni (L) receiving the former FDC supporters recently. PPU PHOTO

All is not well for Uganda’s main opposition party, the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC).

On Sunday, Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni who is also the chairman of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party was in the country’s western district of Rukungiri where he formally welcomed  3800 FDC defectors into the NRM.

Rukungiri district NRM Chairman, Major General Jim Muhwezi hailed the defectors for rejecting lies by which they were hoodwinked to join FDC.

Maj Gen Jim Muhwezi addresses the crowds of NRM members who turned up to welcome the 'Balokole' back home.
Maj Gen Jim Muhwezi addresses the crowds of NRM members who turned up to welcome the ‘Balokole’ back home.

Rukungiri district is home to former FDC President Retired Colonel Dr. Kiiza Besigye, who is regarded as Mr. Museveni’s main challenger on the Ugandan political landscape.

Sunday’s ‘welcome ceremony’  for the ‘Balokole’ is seen by many as a slap in the face for Dr. Kiiza Besigye who has thrice tried to unseat his former National Resistance Army (NRA) comrade in vain. Political pundits argue that for the president to make such a ‘harvest’ in Besigye’s own backyard is a statement of triumph.

This news is damaging for the FDC party faithful as it comes weeks after a senior member of the party, Rtd Major Rubaramira Ruranga also crossed to the ruling party.

 

 

 

5 thoughts on “3800 FDC Supporters Cross To NRM

  1. people are just looking for survival. NRM government has turned Ugandans into beggars and now it is using the so created poverty among Ugandans to gain cheap popularity. G.J.Muhwenzi himself is on katembe so what is he saying?

  2. These are not “balokole” as reported. These are Ugandans trying to survive from those stealing public funds. When Besigye says that there are no drugs in hospitals, are these lies? Please give Ugandans a break

  3. Those are stage managed crossings. In Kasese,when the president was there last month, the crossers were led by a lady who has never left NRM and her mother is the district councilor and she is and has always been NRM.

  4. What is happening in Rukungiri district is wonderful for the FDC Party the hungry People in the NRM party sought of how quickly can grab money from the state house and named themselves FDC Supporters and went to Museveni declaring their crossing into the NRM party .when museveni so the group of men was pleased and as usual passed out envelops to each one of them.Money from NRM GOVERNMENT to te beloved hypocrites NRM party members.mUSEVENI has trained people to be thieves and now have turned against him to pull out what he has pulled from government treasury.Wait more of such people are coming up on stage to take money away from Museveni until he is bankruptcy as he tries to dry the National treasury.

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