The ruling party’s Kitagwenda Member of Parliament, Hon. Nuru Kamukama, has joined Go Forward’s Amama Mbabazi after the Uganda Communications Commission put his radio off air.
UCC spokesperson, Fred Otunnu, was still unavailable for a comment by the time of posting the story.
Byamukama is the owner of Endigyito Radio located in Mbarara town.
It was shifted from Kamwenge town where it started before the MP run for the NRM slot.
According to Bonny Malidadi, the station manager, the radio has been off air since last week.
On Tuesday, Mbabazi appeared on air while campaigning in Mbarara district.
A day after, the radio was switched off under unclear circumstances.
Malidadi told Insider the reasons for the radio being off air were not political.
He refused to divulge details of what exactly was going on.
Towards the end of November last year, Byamukama was among 60 NRM losers who denounced President Museveni.
The group led by West Budama South MP, Jacob Oboth-Oboth, met Mbabazi’s sister-in-law, Hope Mwesigye, at Parliament.
Hope, flanked by the Kitagwenda MP [Byamukama] sweet-talked the group into joining Mbabazi’s camp as independent candidates.
On Sunday, Nuru showed up at Mbabazi’s rally in Ibanda flashing the Go Forward sign.
“I love Museveni but Amama Mbabazi will make NRM move forward,” Byamukama said at the rally.
Speaking to press on Monday at Lakeview Hotel in Mbarara town, Mbabazi revealed that state operatives had carried Endigyito FM studio equipment and cut its wires.
“Reason, because it hosted me the other day,” he said.
It’s alleged that there is a deal between the radio station owner which has been going on secretly to popularise Amama both on Endigyito and Hits FM in Fort Portal all over the region.
The plan was to locally down Museveni but UCC ordered the closure of Hits FM before the signing.
The station Manager advised employs to remain calm and patient until UCC switches on the radio station and as management, they are working tirelessly to that end.
However, the management has been warned not to spread it as a political issue but a technical one.