KAMPALA – Hajji Moses Kigongo who is unopposed for the position of National Vice Chairman of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) has lauded his competitors who withdrew from the race to let him continue serving the party.
“I am happy for the people who had come to compete with me but withdrew to let me continue serving the party,” Kigongo said.
Kikongo was addressing NRM delegates across the country who are gathered at different centres across the country to elect members of the Central Executive Committee (CEC).
Addressing the delegates via video conferencing from the NRM party headquarters in Kyaddondo, Kigongo recounted his contribution to the NRM party starting from way back in the bush where he said he initiated the idea of committees that served as a precursor to the current committees like the CEC and National Executive Committee (NEC).
Kigongo also revealed that he was the brain behind the introduction of Local Councils (LCs) right from the grassroots to the national a level, a system he says has worked effectively.
“I introduced LCs from village to the top and this administration has worked very well. It is why you are here today,” he said.
Kigongo also commended President Yoweri Museveni for the guidance he has given to the country during the trying moment of Covid-19.
“I commend the President and the medical team for guiding the country well during this pandemic,” he said.
Kigongo urged members to be careful and exercise caution as they continue serving the people of Uganda.
“If we were not careful, we would not be here but we are patient and careful and know very well that we are carrying people,” Kigongo said.
He said democracy follows stages and does not just fall, adding that NRM is still strengthening the democratic ideal.
“We are still nurturing our democracy and internal processes are very important, there are certain things we agree on and move on. It is part of democracy,” he said.
NRM CEC members are gathered at over 40 centres across the country to elect new CEC members. Unlike in the past when they used to meet at Namboole, this year’s assembly has been organized at designated points across the country as a way of stemming the spread of the deadly coronavirus.