By Grant Ahumuza
The General Secretary for National Unity Platform (NUP) in the Kigezi region Derrick Katebire has blamed the poor performance of the party in the Kigezi region to harassment by the security among the candidates in the last concluded 2021 elections.
Speaking in exclusive interview with www.mknewslink.com reporter today in Kabale municipality, Katebire who doubles as the Kabale district Chairperson for NUP revealed that security harassment was leading factor which forced NUP to lose all the parliamentary aspirants all over the region.
Derrick confirmed that the NUP party had many contestants in the Kigezi region especially in Kanungu, Kisoro and Rubanda district but lost in the last concluded elections.
He noted that the party candidates were harassed because the ruling party recognized the party as a rebel group.
Derrick also attributed their poor performance to lack of limited time and funds to hold meetings with their supporters.
However, Derrick said that the party is laying strategies for the growth of the party in the Kigezi region and they will carry out recruitment exercises of new powerful members through embarking on party cards and registers.
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