By Solomon Hamala
The NRM chairman Iganga, Hajji Abubaker Walubi said denied allegations that former Member of Parliament Kigulu North, Andrew Kiiza Kaluya was a member of the ruling NRM party.
Kaluya who claimed to be a member of the ruling NRM party over the weekend crossed over to the opposition NUP accusing the NRM party officials of being biased and nepotistic.
Kaluya was given the NUP ticket by the President of the party, Robert Kyagulanyi at his home in Nakalama trading center, Nakalama Sub County and given the go ahead to contest for the position of Member of Parliament come 2026.
However, Walubi claims Kaluya has never been a member of the ruling NRM party and does not have any card arguing that he contested as an independent during the 2011 elections where he won.
“Let him show us anything to prove that he has ever been a member of the ruling NRM party then we shall know his stand,” he said.
Kaluya however participated in the 2020 NRM Primaries where he lost the flag and then opted to contest as an independent. He lost to the eventual NRM Party flagbearer– ED.
He said Kaluya is simply seeking popularity by claiming to be a member of the ruling NRM party and should just be ignored.
NUP party president Robert Kyagulanyi while speaking at the handover ceremony urged people to remain calm though they were cheated by the ruling NRM party in the previous elections saying there is still hope.
Kaluya in his acceptance speech said he decided to join the opposition NUP party in order to create unity amongst supporters who are currently divided on tribal and ethnic lines.