Presidential aspirant Gen Henry Tumukunde is secretly bankrolling former Tororo Municipality MP Sanjay Tanna for the NRM Eastern Vice Chairperson seat.
According to sources, Tumukunde is worryingly close to Tanna who has already declared his candidature against Capt Mike Mukula for the top NRM CEC position.
Telesqop has reliably been informed that Sanjay Tanna was introduced to Gen Tumukunde by Tororo North County MP Annet Nyakecho who pays allegiance to Tumukunde’s camp.
The deal is that Tumukunde’s camp funds Tanna’s candidature to dislodge Capt Mike Mukula who is tipped to retain his NRM Eastern Vice Chairperson seat.
Having lost his Parliamentary seat in 2016 to Apollo Ofwono Yeri, Tanna has been financially crippled after losing court battles. It’s the reason he is currently running up and down like a headless chicken trying to look for moneybags to popularize his candidature–which many have predicted will end into a total failure.
Unlike Mukula, Sanjay Tanna is not well entrenched in the NRM system having abandoned the party in 2016 when he contested as an independent candidate.
“Now how can someone who is not even holding a party ticket or flag want to contest for a CEC position. This is an insult to the might party. We shall not allow this,” a source in the NRM Secretariat intimated to us.
This is a developing story…