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Bushenyi NRM chairperson Hassan Bassajjabalaba in trouble, President Museveni asked to sack him

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A cross-section of National Resistance Movement (NRM) party

stakeholders in Bushenyi district have petitioned the NRM National

Chairperson, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni seeking sacking of their

district party chairperson.

On Wednesday, August 26,2020, the NRM party members holding

placards asked the president to provide remedy for the gross harm and

impunity caused by Al Hajji Hassan Bassajjabalaba that undermines the

party constitution.

In a petition dubbed ‘the unbecoming behavior of the district NRM

chairperson’ dated 26 th  August, 2020, members accused their

chairperson of failure to pray an impartial role during internal NRM

party elections, disrespecting party leaders and candidates participating

in party primary elections, openly involving himself in voter bribery

while supporting a section of party candidates against others,

Conducting open rallies in different areas with massive gatherings that

float the presidential directives and Standard operating procedures as

laid out by the ministry of health concerning the COVID 19 pandemic,

financing illegal activities and undermining elected leaders, dividing the

Muslim community, siege and closure of Basajabalaba Mosque, among


Members added that the NRM party chairperson has promoted series of

electoral violence against party candidates that has left about five people

serous injured and admitted in different hospitals on the verge of losing

their lives.

It is from this background that the NRM stakeholders appealed the

president to refrain Bassajjabalaba from partial and selective

participation in NRM primary elections before district NRM members

defect to opposition political parties.

NRM stakeholders also want the security agencies in Bushenyi district

to “apprehend the criminal gangs under the District Chairman’s


Apollo Kakonge, the Executive Director Western Ankole Civil Society

Forum (WACSOF) confirmed that the Bushenyi situation warrants for

immediate action against the NRM district chairperson.

He suspects that by the end of NRM primaries, most candidates will

have thought of standing on independent tickets because of the rough

party politics that are ongoing.

In response, the accused (Hassan Bassajjabalaba) rubbished all the

allegations against him calling for peaceful and fair elections among all

party candidates in Bushenyi district.

He instead accused some of the aspiring party candidates who are

tarnishing his name after failing to fulfill all the credentials to represent

the district.

On issues related with vote bribery, Mr. Bassajjabalaba confirmed that

he was fulfilling the 2016 pledge he promised to sub county NRM party

chairpersons after massively voting president Museveni into power.

Bushenyi has about 17 sub counties and the battle is between the

incumbent Karoro Okurut and Annet Katusiime Mugisha tussling for the

district woman MP race.

Ainomugisha Aaron

Aaron Ainomugisha
A Ugandan Investigative and Development Journalist (Broadcast & Print), News Anchor with,also, Founder/CEO Rise Against Poverty Organization (RAP Uganda) 'Be Confident', a poverty eradication,human rights advocacy, mindset change, organization. Email If you want things perfectly done,do them yourself. Commenting on things you have not understood Makes you a 'Stupid Debater'. Avoid It.