Tuesday May 27 2014

Youths storm NRM offices demanding Namara's resignation

NRM Youth Chairman Denis Namara,(L)  PHOTO BY

NRM Youth Chairman Denis Namara,(L) PHOTO BY JOSEPH KIGGUNDU. 

By Stephen Kafeero

Irate youth under their umbrella association Uganda Patriotic Students Union (UPASU) have stormed the National Resistance Movement (NRM) headquarters this morning demanding the resignation of the NRM youth league Chairman Dennis Namara.

The youth, who marched from Makerere University, Kampala to NRM party headquarters on Plot 10 Kyadondo road, claimed that Mr Namara and his team are engaged in divisive politics which threatens to wreck the party.

Led by the UPASU president Solomon Mayanja, the youth singled out Mr Namara and members of his committee for belonging to different camps in the party and running to president Museveni for solutions.

“The internal fights of the sole candidature campaigns and the secretary general have caused a lot of divisions in the party and it’s on that note that we have seen the organ of the youth league led by Mr Namara so incompetent, chasing one another from the party leadership and then running to the national chair to fix their grievances”

The youth among other things also accused Mr Namara of failing to create a data base for all the NRM youth and resource persons, failing to make work plans and concrete party programs with clear measurable indicators.

But Mr Namara who said was busy in western Uganda preparing for Mr Museveni’s meeting with NRM youth leaders in the area described the group as idlers who are out to disturb the public.

“I consider them as ideologically and morally bankrupt and in effect idle. They are just looking for cheap popularity and money from the president.” Namara said.