Mbabazi youth leaders defect to Museveni


Two NRM Poor Youth leaders have crossed from Go Forward candidate, Amama Mbabazi, and joined President Yoweri Museveni.

Shakur Walusimbi, the National coordinator Friends of NRM and Kato Isa, NRM Poor Youth Forum, have announced their defection Wednesday.

Kato and Shakur crossed to NRM at Kakiri grounds in Wakiso district.

President Museveni is today campaigning in Wakiso district in Busiro North and South constituencies.

He will then head to Entebbe municipality.

Shakur confirmed to Insider saying they had met the president and agreed on a number of issues which he promised to relate to us in details later.

Kato’s phone number is still unavailable.

Adam Luzindana, the NRM Poor Youth Forum chairman, told us he was “most disappointed” in his colleagues.

Shakur and Kato in 2014 wrote a petition aimed at kicking the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party chairman, President Museveni, from that position.

The youth filed a petition to the NRM Disciplinary Committee and launched a campaign to have President Museveni dismissed as party chairman over a range of incompetent tendencies.

Dated October 22, 2014, the petition faulted President Museveni for abuse of office of the party chairman citing the February Kyankwanzi retreat where he played “docile” as NRM Members of Parliament “violated and breached the NRM Constitution” to endorse him as sole candidate for 2016 general elections.

Weeks back, Kato told us they had rebranded the group into a movement so as to mobilise youth against Museveni’s rule.

He said they were also planning “something” if the government dared rig the next week’s elections.

The two youth will now be canvassing votes for Museveni ahead of elections.


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