Over 20 NRM members in Masaka district were paraded yesterday as having defected to presidential candidate, Amama Mbabazi.
The development took place at Golf Course grounds in Masaka town where Mbabazi was holding a public rally.
Among the defectors was a senior NRM member, Dr Shannon Kakungulu.
Kakungulu is the only NRM member who has ever represent Masaka Municipality in Parliament.
On Monday, he officially crossed from the ruling party to Go Forward.
Addressing supporters at the event, Mbabazi urged those who want change to become agents and protect their votes in 2016.
Mbabazi who knew the biggest audience was composed of Baganda, promised to meet Buganda officials to discuss federal and the return of Kingdom assets.
He promised to also meet officials from Tooro and Bunyoro Kingdoms on the return of their assets for balanced regional development.
At the rally, Mbabazi was given tools of power by supporters endorsing him as their president in 2016 elections.
Currently, NRM members who are frustrated in the Museveni camp and those who lost the primaries, have been announcing having crossed to Mbabazi in various parts of the country.