By Sandra Birungi
666 members of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) have defected to the National Resistance Movement (NRM) and have been received warmly by the NRM party president who is also the president of Uganda, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.
The 666 defected members were received ysterday by President Museveni during the campaigns for the Kasese district woman MP, NRM flag bearer, Rehema Muhindo.
While receiving the defected members, Museveni criticized FDC party president, Dr. Kizza Besigye whom he said was telling lies which were contributing to the decline in the NRM support in Kasese.
Kasese district, back in 2001 managed to scoop 90% of the votes for NRM but since then, there has been a decline for the support of the ruling party. The woman MP elections are set to take place 8th August.
Winnie Kiiza is representing FDC and Rosemary Masika (DP)
The Kasese seat fell vacant after court nullified the election of FDC’s Winnie Kiiza due to electoral malpractices in the February 2011 polls.