NRM Gains Boost as Over 20 Youth Leaders Defect from Opposition

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Over twenty active youth leaders from the National Unity Platform (NUP), Uganda Young Democrats (UYD), and the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) have defected to the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM).

The youth were led by Roy Rugumayo, who previously sat on the NUP’s institutions desk, and were received by the NRM Secretary General, Rt. Hon. Richard Todwong on June 13, 2024, at the party headquarters at Kyadondo Road, Nakasero.

Todwong stated that these young, vibrant youth have made the right decision by joining the NRM, which is the only reliable and accommodating political party with a clear vision of transforming communities.

“Unlike in the opposition where members are in constant fights without a clear agenda, the NRM under President Museveni welcomes everyone willing to offer leadership in the fight against the problems of the population,” Todwong said.

He pledged to mentor and advise the young members into becoming strong cadres of the revolution.

Todwong also tasked the converts with assisting in the fight against rural poverty, saying that it is the responsibility of everyone who cares about the country.

“The population has a lot of confidence in you young people because you are more educated than them. Please provide them with the relevant knowledge for the rural people to abandon sustenance production for commercial production,” Todwong stated.

The youth who were excited to join the ruling party reiterated their willingness to carry out any assignments assigned to them by the party leadership.

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