National Unity Platform (NUP) head of institutions David Musiri has revealed that NUP lost the Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) guild race due to individual egos.
Musiri said NUP’s Erima Adrabo lost the MUST guild election because egos were at play and some party members could not support their flagbearer.
The NUP head of institutions said he is not surprised by allegations that the seating guild president Bill Clinton solicited support for the winning candidate Kiyemba Musa against the party’s Flagbearer.
“Erima contested in the previous election against Bill. It is understandable, it’s just egos. Egos costed us the election,” he said.
Musiri also attributed the party’s loss to lack of enough resources to enable the party’s strongholds such as himself to be at MUST during the election process.
“We didn’t have enough resources for the head of institutions to be on ground. My presence could create an impact,” he said.
According to Musiri, the party started losing from the word go. He says they had the top three candidates but failed to deal with the disagreements due to NUP MUST chapter’s weakness that made other candidates label the NUP primaries ‘unfair’.
In order to avoid similar occurrences in the future, Musiri advises all NUP chapters to always work closely with the head of institutions and seek advice whenever need be.
NUP’S Erima Adrabo lost the MUST guild race to Kiyemba Musa an independent but NUP leaning candidate.
Kiyemba decided to run as independence having been defeated in the NUP primaries whose outcomes he contested.
Jusper Wendo, who also lost in the NUP primaries, emerged as the first runner up followed by NUP’S candidate Erima Adrabo as second runner up.
Kiyemba Musa will succeed Bill Clinton Nasasira the seating guild president who won the guild race on the NUP ticket.