NRM Secretary General, Justine Kasule Lumumba has called upon the Party leadership in Kasese to lure former Leader of Opposition and area District Woman MP, Hon Winnie Kiiza into the steadily progressing National Resistamce Movement and quit the troubled Forum Democratic Change.
Prior to her public appeal, the Secretary General of the ruling Party expressed dismay over the way Hon. Kiiza was exited from the top Parliamentary opposition seat despite her relatively good & exemplary performance.
“As a Leader of Opposition in Parliament, she performed her duties with some dignity and self respect as a woman”, Lumumba observed.
She was addressing close to 700 party leaders at Kasese District Multipurpose Hall on Saturday evening. She commended the residents here for choosing to liberate themselves from political ‘slavery’ when they widely voted NRM in both LC and Women Council elections conducted recently.
Kasese widely voted FDC in the 2016 polls which was perhaps partly the reason for Kiiza’s elevation to LOP.
“I commend you for voting NRM in the recent polls and please tell your daughter (Hon Winnie Kiiza) to come and join the winning Party” she said to a loud applause from her audience.
The youth leadership demanded to have a retreat organised for them at Kyankwanzi Leadership Institute which the SG okayed. She however added that an arrangement will be made to accommodate the entire district leadership.
There was a proposal presented to the SG to have Kasese split into two new districts. She however advised that constitutional procedures be followed with proper justifications.
Earlier in the day, the SG presided over the celebrations to mark the NRM massive victory in the LC and Women council elections at Kinyamaseke in Bukonzo East Constituency.
Both events were attended by the State Minister for Agriculture Hon Christopher Kibazanga among other dignitaries.