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Inside Museveni plan to weaken Bobi Wine, NUP in Buganda

President Yoweri Kaguta Tibuhaburwa Museveni has embarked on a comprehensive plan to popularize his NRM party and make Kampala and Buganda shun National Unity Platform (NUP) and its leader Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine.

Museveni and NRM performed poorly in Kampala and Buganda, the home region of Bobi Wine.

For example, majority of NUP MPs-elect are from Buganda.

Bobi Wine, who polled 35 per cent of the over 10 million votes cast against Museveni’s 58 per cent, registered an emphatic victory in most parts of Buganda.

Museveni accused his poor performance on Buganda on tribalism.

He also claimed Bobi Wine and NUP had massively rigged him out in Buganda.

Museveni: Bobi Wine’s NUP massively cheated me in Buganda

But in his first remarks on the poll, Museveni had described the 2021 presidential election as “the most cheating-free.”

Now, Museveni has devised a plan to weaken Bobi Wine and NUP in Buganda.

Museveni has begun meeting NRM candidates who lost to try and understand why the party lost and what can be done to win support in, arguably, the most influential subregion of Uganda.

Museveni has met a group of NRM flagbearers; Councillors, Chairpersons who lost in the recent elections in Kampala.

“I registered a number of issues that we need to work on as a party,” noted Museveni.

Although he didn’t reveal the issues discussed, sources have told this publication the losers had complained about weaknesses and fights in the party, as well as lack of sufficient campaign facilitation as some of the reasons they lost to the NUP wave.

The losers, sources added, further requested Museveni to focus on service delivery by strengthening youth livelihood programs as a way of fishing young people from the opposition.

Museveni added that he is looking forward “to more engagements with our members elsewhere.”

Museveni is expected to meet more losers in Buganda to discuss ways of strengthening and popularizing the NRM.

Pearl Times Reporter
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