After holding its delegates conference late last month, according to information – NRM is going to elect regional vice chairpersons in May 2020.
A number of party supporters have shown interest in this key office. In Northern Uganda currently under the leadership of Honorable Sam Engola – Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Jacob Oulanyah announced mid last month he would contest for the seat under “Man of the People” “mantra”.
Like Rt. Hon. Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Diini Emmanuel Kisembo who’s the Executive Director of Bunyoro Kitara Youth Initiative for Development has come out to declare his intention to challenge Maj Gen Matayo Kyaligonza who’s the incumbent NRM vice chairperson for Western Uganda.
General Kyaligonza is also the current Ugandan Ambassador in Burundi.
Dr Diini Emmanuel Kisembo says it’s high time youth also takes up shares in leadership positions. Mr Kisembo added that there is a big gaps between NRM youth and their party leaders because the young ones fear to engage old faces, this he reveals is making youth abandon the ruling party.
“I will restore and revive NRM party structures in Western Uganda, engage youth” Dr Kisembo said.
According to Kisembo, because of poor leadership by party leaders in Western Uganda [region], prominent and useful leaders like Akugizibwe Livingstone who’s a district councilor in Kagadi on NRM ticket is now working with People Power and coordinating Bunyoro sub-region.
Others he said have left NRM party for Bobi Wine’s People Power because of ineffective leadership are Barnabas Tinkasimire, the Buyaga West MP who was appointed by Bobi Wine as Chief Coordinator for Bunyoro; Innocent Natukunda based in Kabaroole is commanding Toro.
For the last four years – coming to five – Mr Kisembo said no NRM party conferences, training or mobilization from grassroots have taken place and he’s “coming to fix it” once elected.
“I will bring back peoples’ support to NRM given the mandate as a youthful person who understands the youth and their dilemmas,” he promises.
“Because of Kyagulanyi wave, I’m here to work with the youth in western region because Mr Kyaligonza is always abroad,” he said of People Power’s pressure.
Diini has started small helping his residence people with household items and scholastic requirements for those that fail at them as a gesture to togetherness and extending aid to those that need it. He recently donated scholastic material to students and pupils to accord and hem a comfortable stay in school. This could be the beginning of greater things in Kibale and Bunyoro.
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