Soroti—August, 10 2020: There was little ‘drama’ in Soroti Hotel on Monday 10, 08 2020 when the current NRM Vice National Chairman for Eastern Uganda flight Capt. Mike Mukula forced a section of delegates who were present to endorse the Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga for the NRM 2nd National Vice Chairperson (Female) race.
Speaker Kadaga is the incumbent chair. She is facing hot race to retain her seat.
The Speaker of Parliament Kadaga was in Eastern region to inaugurate Soroti City where Mukula tried forcing delegates to endorse her candidature.
Kadaga is running for the NRM 2nd National Vice Chairperson (Female) together with Persis Namuganza, State Minister of Lands. The latter is believed to have won the hearts of delegates countrywide.
Mr Mukula who was in the company of Charles Elasu, the Soroti district NRM chairperson asked delegates to endorse Kadaga’s candidature as the only way of rewarding her for “rewarding Teso sub-region with a City”.
“With due respect fellow countrymen and women, we need to support Hon. Kadaga and here today let’s make total support to her,” Mukula said.
His plea, however, might yield fewer fruits as most of the ‘delegates’ didn’t respond to his plea apart from those who were standing next to him. Some were seen nodding their heads.
Some notable NRM stalwarts present included Charles Elasu and the controversial Teddy Acham.
Both Mukula and Kadaga might ask for miracles to retain their top seats as National Vice Chairperson Eastern Uganda and NRM 2nd National Vice Chairperson (Female) respectively.
It must be remembered that, while in the meeting at Widows Hall in Soroti recently, delegates asked Mukula to tell President Museveni to fulfil his pledge on motorcycles to sub-county chairpersons to help ease mobilization. This request is yet to be worked on.