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Amuria MP Susan Amero Steps Away from Politics, Citing ‘Messy Politics’ and Personal Reflections

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  • She informed her constituents in Amuria that she won’t seek reelection, preferring to provide support and advice from outside government as she believes her time for leadership has come to an end.
  • At a Cooperative Alliance regional consultative meeting in Mbale, she disclosed her intention to withdraw from political life due to what she perceives as the turbulent nature of Ugandan politics.

Amero attributes her decision to step down after three terms in office to what she terms “messy politics” in Uganda’s Parliament.

As an independent Member of Parliament who previously held office under the National Resistance Movement (NRM), Amero opted to run independently after losing the NRM nomination in 2020. At a Cooperative Alliance regional consultative meeting in Mbale, she disclosed her intention to withdraw from political life due to what she perceives as the turbulent nature of Ugandan politics.

While expressing a desire to prioritize her personal well-being and family after 15 years in politics, Amero declined to elaborate on what she meant by “messy politics,” stating that it was her own choice to enter politics initially. She hinted at potential future roles within the government or involvement with farmers’ cooperatives but remained steadfast in her decision to retire from elected office.

Reflecting on her accomplishments, particularly in the education sector where she provided scholarships to disadvantaged children, Amero believes it’s time for others to assume leadership roles. She dismissed suggestions that her decision was influenced by waning support or detachment from her constituents, asserting that it was purely personal.

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Highlighting her support for education and women’s financial empowerment initiatives, Amero expressed confidence in the government’s Parish Development Model to continue assisting the populace. She informed her constituents in Amuria that she won’t seek reelection, preferring to provide support and advice from outside government as she believes her time for leadership has come to an end.

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