The latest controversy is pitting the NUP campaigns coordination committees in greater Masaka sub-region led by Florence Namayanja and DP Vice President Fred Mukasa Mbidde, who is now putting Kyagulanyi’s campaign posters alongside his.
Disagreements have emerged between the Democratic Party-DP and
National Unity Platform- NUP leaders in Masaka over campaign posters of
presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu.
The latest controversy is pitting the NUP campaigns coordination
committees in greater Masaka sub-region led by Florence Namayanja and DP
Vice President Fred Mukasa Mbidde, who is now putting Kyagulanyi’s campaign
posters alongside his.
Mbidde like a section of other DP structure leaders from Masaka declared support for Kyagulanyi and has recently plastered posters in the
different corners of the town, which has stirred a sharp disagreement between
him and NUP supporters.
The coordinators are however accusing him of having suspicious intentions
that are likely to create confusion among supporters and electorates.
Namayanja argues that despite having purely different party
symbols, Mbidde has tagged Kyagulanyi onto the hoe; the Democratic Party-DP
symbol, which is deliberately intended to confuse the local
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Abed Bwanika, the NUP flag bearer for Kimanya-Kabonera Division MP
seat and party coordinator in Masaka says they are suspecting hypocrisy in the
conduct of some DP leaders who are claiming solidarity with Kyagulanyi’s
Mathias Mpuuga Nsamba, the Masaka Municipality MP and NUP Deputy
President in charge of the central region says that they find it difficult to
freely relate with any groups or politicians whose objectives remain concealed
to the NUP leadership.
He claims some that some politicians within the opposition care agents of secrets schemes aimed at frustrating the NUP efforts ahead of the
2021 elections. He adds that they are hesitant to cooperate with anyone whose
interests they are not certain of.
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However, Mbidde who is contesting for Nyendo-Mukungwe division
parliament seat on DP ticket against Mpuuga says they are unmoved by what he
described as irrational threats by unpopular leaders.
Mbidde also accuses his detractors of using Kyagulanyi as a
stepping stone for their political survival.
While canvassing support in Naludugavu garage; a ward Masaka City
on Monday, Mbidde said that he is the best
person to popularize Kyagulanyi’s candidature.