NUP chairman defects to NRM

According to him, the NUP party is a fruitless party without development.

By George Emuron

Bukedea: The deputy vice chairperson for the eastern region under the umbrella of the National Unity Platform (NUP) party, Stephen Ekoom, has quit the NUP party and joined the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party.

Ekoom officially joined NRM on Thursday in the presence of the minister for energy and mineral development, Ruth Nankabirwa Ssentamu, who represented Speaker Anita Annet Among during the commission of the rural electrification program held at Apopong in Kolir Sub County.

According to Ekoom, the NUP party is a fruitless party without development. “I have today declared myself to leave the NUP party and join the NRM,” Ekoom said on Thursday.

In the 2021 elections, Mr. Ekoom contested as a Member of Parliament for Bukedea County, but he was overchallenged by Hon. John Bosco Ikojo.

However, Nankabirwa welcomed Ekoom to the NRM party, saying the NRM party is determined to develop the country.

“I’m happy you have taken the decision as early as NRM; we welcome you,” said Hon. Nankabirwa.

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