Vincent Weboya, the former Budadir East MP, said that the secretariat needs to empower them such that they are also able to empower others at the grassroots. He told the Secretary-General that he was ready to work with him, noting that he will force himself to his office because he is willing to work for the party.
Some former National Resistance
Movement-NRM candidates at various levels in Sironko district have pleaded with the party Secretary-General, Richard Todwong to consider them for deployment in the government.
These including among others, Herbert Mulekwa, the former Sironko
District LC V Chairperson, Vincent
Weboya, the former Budadir East Member of Parliament, and Dr. Cosea Wambaka, the former Budadir West parliamentary
Speaking during a reconciliation meeting
over the weekend, the former NRM candidates told Todwong that they cannot be
left to waste away yet they are cable of serving the party in various capacities if given the opportunity.
Vincent Weboya, the former Budadir East MP, said that the secretariat needs to
empower them such that they
are also able to empower others at the grassroots. He told the Secretary-General that he was
ready to work with him,
noting that he will force
himself to his office because he is willing to work for the party.
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John Kiwunhulo, a former candidate for the Budadir East MP Seat also the party to consider deploying
him in any capacity because he has many people behind him in of financial support. He
said that by employing him, the government will have supported many other
people behind him.
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Guga Nabende, the former Sironko district LC V
candidate, said that it is commendable that the president has deployed
sons and daughters of Sironko in the
government but hastened to add that if there are more slots, then the
president should consider giving them additional
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Herbert Mulekwa, who wanted to reclaim the LC V slot but lost in the
NRM primaries, said that he decided to abandon the polls well knowing that
there are many positions in the NRM, which gave him comfort.
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Richard Masereje, the former Budadir East parliamentary candidate also said that the
NRM secretariat needs to come up with a data bank of all the leaders who don’t
make it in the elections and find means of accommodating them within the party.
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In his response, Richard Todwong, the NRM
Secretary-General, said there are no vacant positions because
of the huge population in the country. He
said that the NRM party has created an enabling environment for people to start up their own businesses, saying that the party
is planning to make leadership positions less attractive such
that people don’t fight to be leaders.
Kirinya Ayubu is the URN Bureau Chief of Elgon/Bukedi Sub Regions . He holds a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication from Islamic University in Uganda and a Diploma in Computer Science and Information Technology from the same University.