KYANKWANZI – The National Resistance Movement (NRM) Parliamentary Caucus on Sunday followed the party’s Central Executive Committee (CEC) in endorsing President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni as the party’s flag bearer in the 2021 elections.
In a statement, Mr Rogers Mulindwa, the NRM senior manager for information, Communication & Public Relations, said the position by the NRM Legislators was taken shortly after the presentation by the Party Secretary General, Ms Justine Kasule Lumumba, on the topic “Towards 2021: Milestones & Strategies for the NRM Party”.
During her address, SG Lumumba read out to members the Chobe resolutions.
The motion mover, Ms Hellen Asamo, representing PWDs in Eastern Region, said Uganda needs President Museveni now more than ever before for his firm guidance and mentorship of the Party Membership. Her position was unanimously seconded before the legislators took a break. The sessions resume later this afternoon with a debate on lining up for the party internal elections as also proposed by CEC.
If afforded an all-clear sign by the National Delegates’ Conference, it means Mr Museveni, already in power for 33 years, will seek a record sixth re-election.
The CEC members during the retreat that ended last month at Chobe Safari Lodge in the Murchison Falls National Park, Nwoya District, christened the President as the “theoretician and principal strategist of the Movement”.
The national association of districts and lower local government councils under the Uganda Local Government’s Association (ULGA) has already endorsed Museveni.