NRM Has Strong Grassroots Structures to Suppress Bobi Wine – Capt Mukula
The National Resistance Movement (NRM) vice chairperson for eastern Uganda, Capt Mike Mukula, has said the People Power pressure group led by Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine is not a threat to the ruling party.
Speaking during a meeting of NRM chairpersons in the region at Resort Hotel in Mbale Town on Friday, Capt Mukula said the party has enough grassroots structures to suppress Bobi Wine.
“People Power doesn’t exist and it’s not a threat. We are strong because we have grassroots support, which no other opposition party has in this country,” he said, adding the challenge facing the ruling party is internal contradictions not opposition.
Mr Mukula said the NRM government will solve the challenges of unemployment and poverty through the establishment of industries and other infrastructural development.
“We face challenges of unemployment but the government is committed to providing jobs through industrialisation,” he said.
The NRM Secretary General, Ms Justine Kasule Lumumba, who also released a political roadmap for 2021 general election at the meeting, said the party is still strong and that they will win the presidential elections come 2021 with ease.
“The recent spectacular performance of the NRM in the local and women council elections attests to the confidence the people still have in the NRM government,” she said.
She, however, cautioned the security agencies including police against harassing opposition candidates during the election, saying this provokes the voters to give them a sympathy vote.
“We have issues with security. They are promoting opposition politically by harassing and torturing them,” she said.
The NRM chairperson, Mbale district, Mr Mahmound Masaba, said although the party is strong in the district, there are internal challenges that need to be sorted out.