THIRTY eight Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) youth have today seen light, confessed their sins and converted to the NRM ruling party on a function witnessed by former Nakaseke district MP Rose Namayanja Nsereko.
The NRM Treasurer General, according to Rogers Mulindwa, senior manager Information, Communication and Public Relations, received the youthful delegation at the Party Headquarters in Kampala and called upon them never to be ashamed of their decision.
“Reliability and dependability is key in politics and you have made the right choice”, said Namayanja. She officially handed over a copy of the Party Constitution and a shirt to each of the converts. The group was led Lawrence Mugumya, the FDC youth Chairperson of Kalangala District.
I FOUNDED UYD – NRM ‘S NAMAYANJA
Namayanja told the new NRM converts that she was personally one of the founders of the Uganda Young Democrats (UYD, a DP youth wing but after a while, she realised they lacked a clear political ideology and she quit.
She took them through her political journey from a village youth leader to a youth MP, District Woman MP, State Minister for Luwero Triangle, Cabinet Minister for Information and National Guidance to her current position as Party Treasurer saying, they are in a right place.
“NRM is all inclusive and that’s how I have also gone through all these ranks. You will be treated equally like others because we are non descriminative”, she said.
FDC LOST TRACK – CONVERTE
The group Chairperson Mugumya Lawrence said they had noticed that most of their FDC leaders were quietly collaborating with NRM despite their negative talk against the ruling Party during the day.
“We have been deceived for so long that the NRM government would fall but it was instead getting stronger as the opposition gets more divided into smaller sectarian groups.” Said Mugumya, adding, “Look at the language being used by opposition leaders, only spreading hatred other than unity. These and many others forced us to walk out and join NRM.”
The converts pledged to bring more opposition youths to the NRM family.