The former Member of Parliament for Kyamuswa County, Moses Wagaba Kabuusu, has defected to the National Resistance Movement party.
Kabuusu told Uganda Radio Network that he was asked by his supporters in Kyamuswa to join NRM, a suggestion he honoured upon realizing that his continued stay in the Democratic Party was not paying off.
The former Journalist was registered as a member of the ruling party during the ongoing registration exercise at Misonzi village Bufumira Sub County.
He says that while many other parties were busy conducting grass root elections in preparation for the forthcoming general election, DP members were bickering with no tangible preparation taking place especially in Kalangala district, where he hails from.
Kabuusu adds that although the defection could earn him widespread criticism, his support to the NRM will give him an opportunity to increase his capacity to lobby for his constituents.
He adds that the move is in the best interest of his people.
Kabuusu represented Kyamuswa County in Parliament between 2006 and 2011.
He however lost the seat to NRM candidate Tim Lwanga, the same person he had ousted.
Mathias Kamya, the Kalangala district NRM administrative Secretary says Kabuusu first announced his defection last month in the presence of Kalangala RDC Caleb Tukaikiriza and other leaders.
Kamya adds that Kabuusu has also asked for the Party endorsement to contest for the Kyamuswa constituency seat in Parliament.
This implies that Kabuusu would be tussling with Carol Birungi Nanyondo, the Kalangala Woman MP who has indicated plans to switch to the constituency seat.
The other possible contender is Tim Lwanga, the incumbent MP who is still doubtful on contesting for the same seat.
Lwanga however says he is disturbed by Kabuusu’s defection to NRM.
He says Kabuusu is an opportunist who is not good for the party.