businesses remained paralyzed in Arua city today as NRM supporters
gathered to witness and later celebrate President Yoweri Kaguta
Museveni's nomination as a presidential candidate for the 2021
Over 200 Yellow Brigade members converged at Arua
City Mayor’s gardens as early as 8am and spent the whole day making
speeches and dancing as they watched the nominations on TV.
The NRM supporters who are also members of a political
SACCO group in the center of Arua city also rejoiced as Museveni was officially nominated.
According to the members, the occasion is worth
celebrating because they are expectant of a win again in the coming
presidential elections as this will drum up more support for the NRM party.
Cue in; We are celebrating.…Cue
out; go back to NRM…." //
Kato, the Arua City Mayor who lost in the NRM primary elections and has since
been nominated as an Independent also joined the NRM supporters and explained that
there is still a lot of unfinished business which they want Museveni to
with Museveni security of the country is guaranteed that is why they have
declared the whole Monday to celebrate.
According to Joyce Amaguru,
the vice NRM chairperson Arua district said that the celebration is meant to spark a mass
mobilization drive for the NRM candidates in Arua and West Nile region.
Cue in; Today we are very.…Cue
out; campaign for him…." //
But some members of the
opposition in Arua scoffed at the NRM supporters in Arua for wasting time to
be idle instead of fighting poverty which is still high in their homesteads.
Fadhil Lemeriga, the
Democratic Party parliamentary Candidate for Arua Central Division says it was
a waste of time to spend a whole day dancing and yet at their homes a
lot is lacking.