Kanungu is my project, says Museveni  


President Yoweri Museveni says Kanungu district is his personal project and will not allow anyone to play around with it.

He said this at State House Entebbe over the weekend while meeting opinion and Political Leaders from Kanungu District.

Museveni was forced to call off Kanungu NRM elections over internal wrangles.

A week ago, the ruling NRM election officer in Kanungu district disqualified Edith Nalongo, an NRM candidate for Kihiihi Town Ward in Kihiihi Town Council, for reportedly shouting the name of Mbabazi at a rally.

She was disqualified by NRM Electoral Officer, Ephraim Tumwesigye.

Likewise, the Kanungu NRM registrar, John Byaruhanga, disqualified other five NRM members from the ongoing elections after they were suspected to be sympathetic to Amama Mbabazi.

They group was reportedly found campaigning for Amama’s “Go Forward Pro Change pressure group” yet they are seeking to be elected on NRM ticket as flag bearers at their respective sub county levels.

The five affected people include; Zepher Mugisha of Kihiihi Town council, Kenneth Tumuhamye of Kanyantorogo, Caleb Tumwesimire Kipande of Mpungu, Paison Ndyabawe of Nyakinoni and Allen Turyasingura Atuhaire also of Kihiihi Town council.

Meeting Museveni

While meeting Museveni, the leaders complained against the Kanungu NRM registrar, Byaruhanga of victimising them.

They also complained against the overzealous newly appointed Kanungu Resident District Commissioner, Harriet Nakamya.

In the meeting, according to a source, Museveni asked Nakamya to apologise to the leaders there and then.

“Kanungu is my project,” Museveni reminded the leaders.

“I need to make sure that people are not pushed out unfairly.”

He said those being implicated should either declare that they are no longer NRM supporters and leave.

“If they are doing things discreetly, then we should produce evidence so that they appear in the disciplinary committee of NRM.”

He added: “So I didn’t want you to make a mistake and push out people unfairly because in NRM we have ideology, structures, work methods and procedures.”

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