Minister Quits Elective Politics Over NRM Primaries Top story

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The State Minister for Luweero Triangle, Sarah Kataike Ndoboli pulls out of the Budaka NRM primaries, and announces she is quitting elective politics in 2016.

The State Minister for Luweero Triangle, Sarah Kataike Ndoboli has announced she is leaving elective politics. Kataike says she reached the decision after being threatened by unknown people, since she was nominated in the NRM primaries for the Budaka Woman MP.
 
In a phone interview with URN, Kataike says she will not allow herself be stressed by the local politics.
 
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Kataike also says her campaign team has been harassed, intimidated and even assaulted.
 
Kataike also cites the unbearable relationship with her fellow leaders at the district, as one of the key reasons for her decision.
 
Kataike was nominated for the NRM primaries on 3rd September, and she was facing Pamela Kamugo Nasiyo, Ferry Kabanda, Loy Kiryapawo and Hilda Baluka.
 
Pamela Kamugo, who crossed from FDC to NRM, is seen as the biggest threat to Kataike. She says her political enemies deliberately persuaded Kamugo to join NRM for a known purpose of unseating her ahead of the 2016 general elections.
 
Kataike will remain serving as MP and finish her term.
 
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She is however targeting a position in the NRM party structures.

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Kataike and the LC 5 chairman who doubles as district NRM chairman have been at loggerheads, with each accusing the other of sponsoring opponents ahead of 2016 polls.
 
During the recent NRM party primaries, Kataike survived an angry mob that surrounded her convoy before police intervened.
 
She also lost the post of NRM district treasurer to Pamela Kamugo.