NRM members trip the table, ask party bosses to resign over Muhoozi support

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NRM members trip the table, ask party bosses to resign over Muhoozi support
Kazibwe and other NRM members want the party to crack down on dissent

In a bold move, members of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party have called for the resignation of prominent figures aligned to First Son Muhoozi Kainerugaba's Patriotic League of Uganda (PLU) political group.

The call for resignation, spearheaded by the office of the National Chairman of the NRM, targets Minister Haruna Kyeyune Kasolo, Flight Capt Mike Mukula, and Daudi Kabanda, Member of Parliament for Kasanda constituency.

The trio is NRM party members and leaders, with Mukula especially being the vice president for eastern region.

"You cannot campaign against the party that you hold its card, bring back our cards because we have our presidential candidate for 2026," said Jamiru Kazibwe, ONC coordinator southern region.

The demand for resignation comes amidst accusations that their actions have disrupted cohesion within the NRM, particularly in the run-up to the 2026 general elections.

"We are fighting to bring back our victory in the Greater Masaka in the coming 2026 elections but they have tarnished President Museveni’s image and people do not understand what is going on because one group of NRM is campaigning for Museveni and another one is campaigning for his son," Kazibwe added.

The NRM members have also called for President Museveni to discipline his son, Muhoozi, for allegedly engaging in political activities while still serving as an officer in the army.

This move is seen as a violation of military protocol and has sparked outrage among party loyalists.

"We cannot allow individuals to undermine the integrity of our party and disrupt our campaign efforts," Kazibwe said.

"Those who choose to align themselves with outside groups must be held accountable for their actions."

The rift within the NRM highlights the growing tensions within Uganda's political landscape as various factions vie for power and influence.

As the country braces itself for the upcoming elections, it remains to be seen how these developments will impact the NRM's campaign strategy and the overall political landscape of Uganda.

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