Over 100 supporters of the Forum for Democratic Change– FDC party from Buteza sub county, Budadiri West constituency in Sironko district have defected to the National Resistance Movement- NRM.
Led by Stephen Simiya, the FDC chairman for Kyambale village, the group numbering 112 presented themselves on Wednesday to Mubaraka Magomu, the Sironko Resident District Commissioner – RDC who was flanked by some NRM district officials.
Majority of them are bodaboda motorcyclists who are members of Kyambale Active Farmers and Credit Saving Association.
Simiya who coordinated the defection told local media that they were forced to join NRM so as to motivate the party chairman President Yoweri Museveni to financially support their savings association.
The defectors, who say they have been active in mobilizing for the FDC party in the area, claim they tried in vain to seek financial support for their association from Budadiri West Member of Parliament Nandala Mafabi, who is a senior official in FDC.
Simiya said FDC had on many occasions used their support to win most political offices, yet they leave their interest unattended to.