President Yoweri Museveni has attributed the defeat of his party the National Resistance Movement (NRM) mostly in Central Uganda during the recently general elections, on what he termed as poor organization within the party structures.
While the party remains solid countrywide, Museveni said in Buganda region, party leaders had slipped in terms of organization.
“In the recent elections we had as you saw, NRM won massively. This percentage they are talking about is because of the poor organizational arrangements of the NRM,” Museveni said.
“They were not well organized; in some cases, they didn’t have agents on polling stations. But this didn’t stop the massive win of the NRM in much of the country”
Museveni was on Saturday speaking at the 40 anniversary of the Uganda People’s Defense Forces known as Tarehe Sita, at Mbuya Barracks in Kampala.
The ruling party suffered an unanticipated defeat nearly in all the districts in Central Uganda at hands of the newly formed National Unity Platform (NUP).
Commenting briefly about the election, Museveni emphasized that the NRM party remains healthy around the country and that it would be hard for any force to uproot it.
“For me I estimate the support of NRM to be around 80% in the country; but when it comes to voting if you don’t turn up and somebody maneuvers around… In terms of political sentiment, the support of NRM is very big,” he said.
“It is therefore not easy for anybody to defeat NRM in Uganda because in the last 60 years we have never let down anybody in his or her legitimate interest. Nobody can legitimately complain against the NRM.”
“The NRM and NRA have come to be the vanguard of the Ugandan revolution. This revolution has not let down anybody nether in Uganda and in Africa. That is why we are unbeatable. You can tell lies butwhen I come, I will finish you off with facts.”