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Uganda: Namutumba NRM Boss Pulls Out of Poll Citing Nup Popularity

The Namutumba District National Residence Movement (NRM) chairperson, Mr Siraji Gusongweire, has stepped down from seeking the Ivukula Town Council leadership, citing a surge in popularity of the National Unity Platform (NUP).

p The Namutumba District National Residence Movement (NRM) chairperson, Mr Siraji Gusongweire, has stepped down from seeking the Ivukula Town Council leadership, citing a surge in popularity of the National Unity Platform (NUP).However, Mr Waiswa Kirya, a voter in Kamudoke Village, Ivukula Town Council, said Mr Gusongweire feared defeat because he has done nothing for the residents.Ms Winnie Kalembe, a voter at Ivukula Sub-county headquarters, said Mr Gusongweire is not a resident of Ivukula Town Council."We urge him to contest in Ivukula Sub-county but not in Ivukula Town Council," she said.

Mr Gusongweire said most of the people he supported lost, including Ms Betty Nakisita, who lost the Woman MP seat to Ms Mariam Naigaga, and Mr Michael Saire, who lost the district LC5 seat to Mr David Mukisa.Mr Richard Kaigo, a Forum for Democratic Change youth mobiliser in the sub-county, said Mr Gusongweire was not certain of winning the elections.

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