The Member of Parliament Arua Municipality Kassiano Wadri says
that he remains a strong supporter of People Power, despite joining the
Alliance for National Transformation –ANT party.
Kassiano last week crossed to ANT and was welcomed into the
party by the founder and former FDC party President Mugisha Muntu.
Speaking after he was unveiled, Wadri said that since he played a
part in the initial stages when ANT was being formed, he could not miss being a
registered member of the party.
However, while addressing the media at his home in Arua Central Division
on Wednesday, Kassiano said that he will always remain a supporter of the
people power. Wadri says that he has been branded unfair for joining ANT given
the fact that People Power backed him during the Arua Municipality by-elections.
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Wadri was in 2018 elected the MP Arua Municipality in a
by-election following the death of Ibrahim Abiringa.
However, chaos dominated the last day of campaigns leading to the arrest of
several members of the opposition.
The arrested individuals, led by Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, were accused of
obstructing President Yoweri Museveni's motorcade and pelting stones that
smashed the windscreen of one of the vehicles in the convoy. The President was
in Arua to campaign for Nusura Tiperu, a candidate of the National Resistance
Movement- NRM party.
Yasin Kawuma, a driver was shot dead while the arrested individuals were
charged with treason.
The ANT coordinator Arua City Nesmah Ocokoru says that Wadri’s
crossing will not only increase support for the party but also enhance the people
power pressure on the government in the entire West Nile.
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A section of Wadri's supporters in Arua Central Division expressed excitement. about his crossing to ANT. They however
tasked him to ensure the issues affecting the people of Arua Central division
are incorporated into the ANT manifesto.