NRM youth have now turned attention to the party deputy Secretary General, Richard Todwong, pushing for his resignation.
David Kabanda, the Chairman NRM Caucus National Youth Council, accuses Todwong of failing to mobilise for the ruling party during the 2016 general elections.
“When he was appointed Deputy SG, Todwong refused to hand over the vehicle he was using as Minister without portfolio,” Kabanda alleges.
A letter dated September 29, 2015 from the Office of the President and addressed to the NRM Secretary General reveals that Todwong never handed over the vehicle he was using in his prior position.
Kabanda says Forum for Democratic Change swept most of north parliamentary seats in the 2016 elections, a testimony that Todwong failed in his duties as the ruling party deputy SG.
“Even while serving as acting deputy SG [under Amama Mbabazi’s tenure], Todwong did not win any by-election including his own district where we had a by-election for Woman MP,” Kabanda further reveals.
The minister was not available to respond to these allegations since he never picked or returned our repetitive phone calls.
Galiwango too needs to go
Kabanda further faults NRM’s director of mobilisation and cadre recruitment, Hassan Wasswa Galiwango, for failing to secure the party votes.
“Galiwango uses these poor boys at the secretariat to abuse SG Kasule Lumumba,” the youth leader said referring to a recent petition filed by the secretariat staff seeking to impeach Lumumba for incompetence.
“Galiwango is also a disgrace to NRM. What has he ever done for the party as far as recruiting and mobilising for NRM is concerned?” he queried.
“Recently, his wife won in Mbale with almost 78% yet Museveni, whose money they were using to campaign for themselves, got 38%.”
Kabanda says he feels the president should ignore rumours and give the Lumumba enough time to build the party “because by the time she was appointed it was already an election period”.