KAMPALA – The NRM Central Executive Committee (CEC) will convene later today (Tuesday) at State House Entebbe, Spokesperson Rogers Mulindwa has revealed.
According to Mulindwa, the President who is also the National Chairman H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni is the convener.
“The Rt. Hon Secretary General Justine Lumumba Kasule will officially present all the Aspiring Candidates for the nine CEC positions to the members. It will be an interactive meeting involving all the 40 Aspirants from two venues,” he said in a statement.
The 30 Aspirants who are not members of the current CEC shall address the meeting through a video conference from the Party headquarters in Kampala.
“Each Aspirant will be allocated time to address the meeting. Ten minutes for those aspiring for the position of the President and National Chairman. The 1st National Vice Chairperson and 2nd National Vice Chairperson have 8 minutes each and 4 minutes for every Regionl Vice Chairpersons,” said Mulindwa.
He revealed that the National Treasurer, Hon Rose Namayanja Nsereko has this morning briefly addressed the aspirants seated at Plot 10 and called for maximum respect for each other throughout the electoral process.
A supporter of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) has asked the High Court to block the elections for Central Executive Committee, the ruling party’s top decision making organ, saying that they are not being fairly conducted.
In his petition filed before the Civil Division of High Court, Mr Moses Banalekaki contends that the CEC elections are set to be conducted without representatives of Special Interest Groups particularly the youth league, something that is against the values of the party
The elections will be conducted on August 18, 2020 but Mr Banalekaki through his lawyers of TAK Advocates says NRM through her top organ, Central Executive Committee passed a resolution to the effect that the party’s Electoral Commission exclusively nominates and conducts elections of candidates only for a few positions and leave out other positions of Special Interest Groups which would make CEC fully constituted.
Banalekaki adds that unless the elections are conducted for all CEC positions, there will not be a legally constituted CEC in as far as the NRM party constitution is concerned.