The Day Former NUP Stronghold Turned Yellow In Wild Celebrations

Eastern Uganda News

By Solomon Hamala




Iganga Municipality, one of the strongholds of Honorable Robert Kyagulanyi’s National Unity Platform (NUP) Party during the last Presidential elections turned yellow last week.


Supporters of the ruling NRM party in Iganga took to the streets dancing the Gishu Kadodi dance after the swearing in of President Yoweri Museveni at Kololo on 12th May 2021.


Majority of supporters who were watching the live proceedings on television screens around town later went wild in celebration after the swearing in of the President.


The supporters who were dressed in yellow t-shirts of the NRM party went through town dancing Kadodi before converging at the district headquarters.


Gerald Isiko, a staunch NRM supporter in Iganga said he was very hopeful that President Yoweri Museveni will be able to fulfill all his campaign pledges during the next five years.


“There are many things that had not been fulfilled during the previous terms and am very optimistic this time round he will make it,” he said.


Isiko said he was ready to canvass support for the ruling NRM party even after the five years elapse.


“I don’t see any other party that can steer development for this country apart from NRM,” he said.


Margaret Badaga, the NRM youth mobilizer for Central division in Iganga municipality said women decided to always canvass support for the party after realizing that it’s the only one that  favored gender balance.


Badaga urged women to rally behind the party in case they are to benefit from government programs aimed at improving on their house hold incomes.


The Resident District Commissioner Iganga, Thomas Matende urged members of the opposition to rally behind the President for the development of the country.


Meanwhile security comprising of police and local defence unit personnel deployed heavily in and around the town center to quell any possible violence that could occur during and after the swearing in ceremony.


The District Police Commander Iganga, Kenneth Muheirwe said 56 motorists were rounded up for violating the curfew regulations by driving beyond the normal hours.


Muheirwe said no major incident was recorded during the swearing in ceremony.


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