The National Unity Platform coordinator for Bunyoro Sub region Angalia Godwin Kasigwa Akiki has crossed to the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM).
Before joing NUP party, Kasigwa also served as Democratic Party NEC member for 8years and also contested for MP Buliisa County.
In his statement this morning, he says his family participated in protection of Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom under Omukama Chwa 11 Kabalega from 1870-1899 and also participated to bring NRM Government to power hence the current peace and so has a legacy to protect.
“Violence is war and I can’t fuel or be part of the team which has dimensions and elements of dis- stabilising peace in the Country. War in Uganda will disadvantage Bunyoro most due to Oil/gas activities. We need to keep peace a were one”. Akiki says.
He adds “As organized leader, I have been approached severally by different key players in politics”.
“Early this week, I had one on one meeting with President Museveni and our discussion concentrated much on Bunyoro demands”
– The Land rights and compensation challenges.
-Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom Oil royalty.
-Education; Bunyoro University, reviving formerly powerful traditional schools.
– Agriculture; Advanced Technology, reviving coorperative Unions and changing agriculture to agro business. ETC
“Basing from out come of the meeting, I wish to bring the attention to you all especially the NUP fraternity and opposition that i have decided to respect historical role played by the NRA/M revolutionaries and agreed to cooperate with the ruling NRM Government and President Museveni to see that our agenda is Incorporated, anomalies created by colonial in Bunyoro get fixed, peace maintained and promoted.Am no longer a member of NUP, I have joined NRM Party led by HE General Yoweri Kaguta Museveni”
“I thank you all, especially Hon Kyagulanyi Robert of NUP and Hon Norbert Mao of DP for leadership training, mentorship and trust. I know we shall meet again while serving our people in different capacities’.