Rukungiri FDC honcho John Kashobera crosses to NRM, meets Museveni alongside 100 new converts
Rukungiri is yellow as over 100 FDC historicals join Museveni
John Kashobera is father to former Rukungiri district woman MP candidate Nabaasa Innocent Kashobera. Kashobera was Rukungiri Municipality LC III chairperson for 10 years on the FDC ticket.He joined other 100 FDC party members who included Owakukiroru George Tumwesigye who was imprisoned by NRM government years ago on treason related charges. He was also a candidate for Constituency Representative (MP) - Rukungiri Municipality and lost the election to Dr Rutahigwa.
The President committed to meet the new members and lecture them on NRM Ideology early next year .
The new members of NRM were coordinated and introduced to the President by Security Minister also Rujumbura County MP, Maj Gen.(Rtd) Jim Muhwezi and Rukungiri Resident District Commissioner, Mr. Stephen Nsubuga Bewayo at Riverside Hotel in Rukungiri on Thursday.
Welcoming them to the ruling party, President Museveni told the former FDC members that they took the right decision to join NRM, describing it as the only genuine and pro-people political party in Uganda with a straight agenda of developing and moving the country forward.
He said, unlike the opposition, NRM does not believe in bad politics or politics of diversion.
“The opposition is good at playing bad politics and diverting our people into criminal acts like violence and rioting,” H.E the President said.
He also advised the new members to desist from politicking and focus on improving their livelihoods through embracing moneymaking channels and government development programs.
“Ugandans are beginning to wake up. They have realised that opposition dwells on lies and just want to lure them into criminalilty,” Gen. Museveni noted.
The President also promised that early next year he will meet the new members and lecture them on NRM Ideology.
“The challenge we have now is ideology and mindset," he stated.
Gen. Muhwezi applauded President Museveni for being a liberal and open-minded leader who welcomes people from all walks of life irrespective of their different political ideologies.
He also promised that as NRM leadership in Rukungiri, they will continue persuading other disgruntled opposition members to join the ruling party.
"Your Excellency, I want to thank for you being a good and tolerant leader to all Ugandans," Maj Gen. (Rtd) Muhwezi said.
“We shall continue bringing in more opposition members to join the party with a vision to take Uganda forward,” he added.
The event was also attended by the Kayunga District NRM Chairperson, Mr. Moses Karangwa, popular businessman and NRM Mobiliser in Rukungiri, Mr. Ambrose Kibuuka, among other party officials.