A section of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) leaders in Luuka District have asked their National Party Chairman who doubles as the President of Uganda to reign in on the Minister for Presidency Esther Mbayo for meddling in the selection delegates attending the former’s swearing in ceremony.
Museveni will be sworn in on Thursday the 12th of March as Uganda’s head of state at Kololo Independence ceremonial grounds in the capital, Kampala, under strict COVID-19 prevention measures, according to officials from government.
About 4,000 guests are expected to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni for another term of office, including the former presidential candidates after the former won the Jan 14th presidential elections.
However, a cold war has erupted between Minister Mbayo and the NRM Leaders in Luuka District after the former reportedly usurped powers of the area RDC Lilian Nakaweesa and forged names of participants for the swearing in ceremony.
‘’Mbayo being the Boss for the RDC influenced the forgery and as we speak now genuine delegates were replaced with Mbayo supporters in the District a matter we want to bring to the attention of the President and the Secretary general’’, revealed one of the female party cadre from the district.
According to sources , Mbayo reportedly influenced the manipulation of the list for those that will attend the wearing-in ceremony and included Nagaya Jaberi as Vice chairman NRM ,Namaganda Sarah as C/p Women league, Nyende Richard as General secretary ,Muzilu Harunah as C/person youth council ,Ntogona Rogers as Historical and Kauta Akabwayi.
‘’This is what is killing our party and this emblematic Fraud should stop. If Ministers can seize powers of the District structure and use it to benefit their Political ambitions, then it means the future of our party is in shambles. Many of the sneaked names are targeting allowance for attending in positions which are not theirs’’, fumed one of the NRM leaders who preferred anonymity.
Procedurally, the people supposed to attend the Presidential Inauguration from Luuka District NRM Structure include; Mulumba Meddie –Chairperson, Matende Thomas-Vice Chairperson, Luwangula Baker –Secretary, Namaganda Sarah Ntumba- Treasurer and Kisame Ben-Publicity.
Others are League Chairpersons; Ngobi Badiru –Elderly, Mbayo Esther –Women, Waiswa Joseph-Youth ,Kawuka Ismail-Veterans, Bikumbi Ronald-Workers, Bogere Muhamadi- Entrepreneur, Mutalya David-PWDs, Kasango-V/C youth league, Adonia Mafumo- c/p youth council and Mrs. Katende V/c women league.
‘’We were shocked when the chairperson for Youth council went to the District for a covid-19 test only to be told that his name had been replaced. Many of the authentic members were deceitfully replaced to favor Mbayo Mobilizers’’,
Despite having a minister for Presidency, Luuka is one of the Districts where President Museveni the party flag bearer in the January 2021 Polls performed poorly, raising concerns about the mobilization efforts in the area.
We could not get Mbayo by Press time as she was reportedly in a highly important meeting .