Masaka NUP split blamed on NRM

Mpuuga-Namayanja row tests NUP unity

Summary:

  • Accusations and counter-accusations within Masaka’s National Unity Platform (NUP) have raised suspicions of external influence, possibly from the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM). The rift, involving top leaders like Mathias Mpuuga and Florence Namayaja, is seen by analysts as an opportunity for the NRM to exploit internal strife within the opposition and regain political ground in Masaka, historically a Democratic Party (DP) stronghold.

In Masaka, within the National Unity Platform (NUP), the exchange of accusations and counter-accusations among top leaders has given rise to speculations regarding potential external influences, particularly from the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM).

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The discord, prominently involving Mathias Mpuuga and Florence Namayaja, has escalated, with both figures accusing each other of attempting to undermine the party’s interests.

Political analysts, including Prof. Gerald Karyeija, have shared their insights, proposing the possibility of NRM discreetly instigating the discord to capitalize on the ensuing disarray.

“You cannot discount the possibility of NRM being behind the rift,” remarked Prof. Karyeija. “After the NRM’s recent electoral defeat, the party might be observing these developments with satisfaction.”

Masaka, historically a stronghold of the Democratic Party (DP), has experienced a decline in the political influence of the ruling party in recent times.

Analysts contend that exploiting internal strife within the opposition could present a strategic opportunity for the NRM to reclaim lost ground.

Karyeija pointed out the timing and intensity of the rift as potential indicators of external interference, highlighting the NUP’s susceptibility to manipulation amid internal tensions.

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