Losers in the last month’s NRM party
primaries in Kabale District on Saturday boycotted the reconciliation meeting.
This week, the NRM secretariat started a drive across the country intended to
reconcile the winners and losers of the primaries and to convince the losers
not to contest as independent candidates in next year's elections.
In Kigezi Sub-Region, the Chairperson of the NRM workers League James Tweheyo,
and Ntungamo Woman Member of Parliament Beatrice Rwakimari are leading the
delegation from the Secretariat.
At the meeting held at the White Horse Inn Hotel in Kabale Municipality, all
losers who were nominated as independent candidates did not turn up for the
They include Enid Origumisiriza who is contesting for the Kabale Woman MP seat,
Simpson Mpirirwe for Ndorwa West, Kenneth Arinaitwe and Grace Ankunda Bekunda
Bwesigye for Ndorwa East Constituency race.
Only the Kyankwanzi District Deputy RDC Denis Nzeirwe who lost the Kabale
District LCV seat attended the meeting.
Mpirirwe said he did not attend the meeting because its organizers are
self-seekers whose intentions are far from reconciling party members. Mpirirwe
said that as losers in the concluded party elections, they have already formed
a coalition named Kigezi NRM Frontiers to unite all losers and rally support
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Grace Bekunda also said that she could not attend the meeting because she was
David Bahati the Kabale District NRM Chairperson and MP Ndorwa East MP said
they will continue to convince the independents to withdraw from the race.
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The Kabale Resident District Commissioner Darius Nandinda faulted NRM party
leadership for delaying to reconcile its party members saying the move should have
been done immediately after the primaries.
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On Thursday, the Rubanda East Parliamentary Aspirant Jogo Kenneth Biryabarema
who is also the current Kabale LCV Chairperson rejected calls for