The Parliamentary Caucus in Kyankwanzi District unanimously endorsed one of the Chobe resolutions by the party’s Central Executive committee (CEC) to have President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni continue leading the party and state. The Chobe resolutions were read out to members by party Secretary-General Ms.Justine Kasule Lumumba.
NRM spokesman Rogers Mulindwa, in a statement on Sunday, said:
the Legislators’ position was taken shortly after party Secretary-General Ms.Justine Kasule Lumumba’s presentation titled: Towards 2021: Milestones and Strategies for the NRM Party."
In tabling the motion, Ms. Hellen Asamo who represents Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in the eastern region stated:
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,” Mr. Mulindwa said.
Last month, the CEC members who were holed up in a meeting at Chobe Safari Lodge in Nwoya District endorsed a number of resolutions to consolidate the party’s political and economic agenda, including the need to maintain President Yoweri Museveni at the helm of the party and the country. NRM party members argue that this will maintain continue to strengthen Uganda’s socio-economic agenda. President Yoweri Museveni has been in power since 1986 following the Late Apollo Milton Obote's overthrow in 1985. If President Yoweri Museveni obtains clearance from the National Executive Committee and the National Delegates’ Conference, the endorsement would mean that he would seek a record sixth re-election having been in power for 33 years now.
Last year, the Electoral Commission slated the next General Election to be in 2021 which is two years away.
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