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Kabale RDC Darius Nandinda vouches for MP Bahati to retain Parliamentary seat

KABALE- The Kabale Resident District Commissioner, Darius Nandinda is on the spot for promoting divisionism among National Resistance Movement (NRM) supporters in Ndorwa West Constituency in Kabale district.

This comes after RDC Nandinda yesterday publicly said that he would be compromised if the State Minister of Finance in charge of planning David Bahati lost the forthcoming NRM-party election.

Nandinda speaking yesterday to the Kabale Sub County NRM-Party Registrars at the Kabale NRM office, said he will do all that is possible to have Minister Bahati back in Parliament as the Legislator for Ndorwa west constituency. He also ordered all the registrars to use their positions and make sure Bahati goes back to Parliament.

In the same meeting, Moris Kaitaba, the Kabale NRM registrar commenting on the matter also said losing Minister Bahati would be sad news to the NRM fraternity in Kabale.

However, this has angered many National Resistance Movement (NRM) supporters in Ndorwa West Constituency who are accusing the RDC of spearheading divisionism of the party members instead of uniting them for the benefit of all party members.

The supporters also accuse Nandinda of being corrupt and segregative as he implements party programs.

Libon Akanyijuka an NRM staunch supporter a resident of Katojo B in Kitahurira parish Ndorwa West county said that the RDC being sided and vowing to make sure Bahati wins the coming NRM primaries is unfortunate and has divided them since some of them support other candidates that are contesting against Minister Bahati.

Akanyijuka revealed that he does not support Minister Bahati but that does not stop him from being an NRM supporter. He added that the acts by the RDC are likely to hinder President Museveni’s votes in the area.

Deogratius Kamugisha a resident of Kinyamari in Butanda Sub County Kabale district, also an NRM supporter said he was shocked that the RDC who should be neutral and siding with all NRM people has started siding with a few people and neglecting other party diehards.

Kamugisha said that Nandinda has recently been working as the Political Assistant of Minister Bahati and he insists, they will organize as locals and make sure they boycott the Presidential election since his representative only works for Minister Bahati.

He said the RDC should apologize for promoting divisionism among the party members anasked President Museshould intervene so that his staunch supporters are not divided by a selfish RDC.

George Kakuru, another NRM supporter from Kekubo cell in Butanda Sub County said that the RDC saying he will make sure Bahati wins is likely to trigger chaos during the party primaries.

Kakuru noted that the RDC is more likely to start harassing and intimidating all other NRM supporters who don’t support the Minister which shall create more divisionism among party members.


Simpson Mpirirwe who is one of those eying the seat currently held by Minister Bahati said the RDC’s conduct and actions are not only a misfortune to the party members in Ndorwa West but also to the entire NRM family.

He said that the RDC’s words are a direct intimidation to the voters in the area an act that must not be tolerated. He asked the President as the party’s Chairman to intervene for the harmony of the party members in the area.

Several people including Simpson Mpirirwe his former chief campaigner, Nicholas Arinaitwe, Dr Gideon Rukundo Rugari and Mark Kworoba Mashemererwa have already expressed interest to unseat Bahati holding the NRM-party flag during the forthcoming primary elections.

David Bahati has been in parliament for the last fifteen years and he is seeking his fourth term in office as the Member of Parliament for Ndorwa West constituency.

According to the 1995 constitution, the RDC is mandated to coordinate the administration of Government services in the district, advise the district chairperson on matters of a national nature that may affect the district or its plans or programmes, monitor and inspect the activities of local governments and where necessary advise the chairperson and carry out such other functions as may be assigned by the president or prescribed by parliament.

Felix Twinomugisha
Since Felix Twinomugisha joined the Informer Ug in 2020, he is still amazed how, "the company gives journalists a chance to enhance their skills. It gives a journalist an opportunity to adopt and master various aspects of journalism that include radio broadcast, social media, and photography and television production." A practicing journalist since 2016, first with Greater African Radio in Mbarara later to Freedom Radio in Kabale and Currently at Crane Radio Ishaka Bushenyi. He is the Chief Beaural for the Informer Ug for Greater Bushenyi Including Bushenyi, Mitooma, Buhweju, Sheema, Rubirizi.


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