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Museveni holds crisis meeting over Kusasira, NRM leaders’ fights

Thursday November 14, 2019


President Museveni yesterday held a crisis meeting over the ongoing wrangles between the leaders of National Resistance Movement (NRM) party in Kampala and his newly appointed presidential special advisor on Kampala Catherine Kusasira.

The meeting that took place at State House Entebbe was aimed at addressing the ongoing fights between Ms Kusasira and NRM Kampala leaders, who include Mr Salim Uhuru, Mr Godfrey Nyakana and Kampala Affairs minister, Ms Beti Kamya, among others.

Mr Uhuru and Mr Nyakana attended the meeting.

Multiple sources within NRM, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Daily Monitor yesterday that the meeting urged the warring NRM leaders in Kampala to stop their quarrels immediately, accept each other in their role of leadership and concentrate on their mobilisation work for the ruling party.

Ms Kusasira, according to sources, did not attend the meeting because she was preparing for a flight to the US for “special work for the party.”

“The President wanted the issues addressed, that is why he called for the meeting. He talked to us and we shall find a way of handling them internally,” the source said.

Mr Uhuru confirmed attending the meeting and said: “We cannot allow someone who doesn’t know the issues of Kampala to just come and try to pose as if we are not working and yet we have won immense support for the NRM all these years. We have addressed them.”

Mr Nyakana said, “We have handled the issues and we expect no hullabaloo. We all know that this was excitement, but it has been handled.”