A section of National Unity Platform-NUP party supporters in Kasese district have rejected the flag bearer for the Kasese municipality parliamentary seat.
They have vowed to return their membership cards unless NUPs candidate’s Vetting Committee reverses the selection of Amina Kahindo and hand the party flag to Sam Baluku.
The disgruntled party supporters stormed NUP offices at Nyakasanga Division in Kasese municipality on Sunday to express their dissatisfaction.
The group comprising over 50 party supporters mostly youths said it was unfair for the committee to leave out people who have fought tooth and nail to establish NUP in Kasese.
Alice Biira, one of the NUP members said Baluku has been resilient, enduring and suffered various arrests for promoting the party in the district.
She wants all party members to participate in the selection of flag bearers just like the case was with NRM. Ms. Biira on elections;…..
Medius Mughuda, another NUP member, says she got to know People power and later joined NUP through one of the contenders who has been denied the party flag. She blames the NUP top leadership of picking candidates without making background checks. ENDS