Reading the bible in Matthew 4:18-21; ‘’Now as Jesus was walking by the Sea of Galilee, He saw two brothers, Simon who was called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. And He said to them; Follow Me and I will make you fishers of men. Immediately they left their nets and followed Him’’, you will realize how Captain Mike Mukula, the NRM Vice-Chairperson for Eastern Uganda practically emptying Opposition Political parties by fishing their supporters into the ruling party.
The latest Victims are the National Unity Platform (NUP) and Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) opposition parties where Mukula, who is also a former member of parliament for Soroti Municipality, has fished top leaders into the NRM.
Over the weekend, Mukula received into the NRM Party two FDC former West Budama North MP Aspirants; Okongo Chris and Osinde Opendi, adding them on the many defecting everyday in the region.
“Our efforts to build a solid party and consolidate national unity are progressing well, comrade Okongo Chris has today joined our Revolutionary party, our struggle continues’’, Mukula tweeted.
In a separate tweet, the flamboyant Captain also that; ‘’Comrade Osinde Opendi has today joined the large family of the NRM .I had the pleasure to welcome him home and presented him with our constitution and the party membership card.”
It should be noted that Mukula has embarked on making Eastern Uganda the leading region in supporting the ruling NRM party where he serves as the regional National vice Chairperson.
Speaking to our reporter on phone, Mukula confirmed the development adding they had taken the right decision. He said that they are recognized as full members of NRM with full rights adding that they were welcome in building the Party and the nation at large rather than engaging in destructive politics.
The two former FDC diehards declared that their decision to cross to NRM has been influenced by the accommodative policy championed by President Museveni and the NRM’s development agenda.
Several supporters and their leadership in both NUP and FDC are set to declare their support for the ruling party as Mukula’s camp casts their net deeper.