Monday March 18, 2019
The ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) Parliamentary Caucus in Kyankwanzi District has unanimously endorsed the Chobe resolution by the party’s central executive committee (CEC) to have President Museveni continue leading the party and the State in 2021 and beyond.
The NRM spokesperson, Mr Rogers Mulindwa in a statement issued on Sunday said, the position by the party legislators was taken shortly after the presentation by the Party Secretary General Justine Kasule Lumumba on the topic ‘Towards 2021: Milestones and Strategies for the NRM Party.’
During her address, Ms Lumumba read out to members the Chobe resolutions.
The motion mover Ms Hellen Asamo, representing People with Disabilities (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,” Mr Mulindwa said.
While meeting at Chobe Safari Lodge in Nwoya District in February this year, NRM CEC members endorsed a number of resolutions to consolidate the party’s political and economic agenda, among which includes the need to maintain Mr Museveni, who has been in power since 1986, their party chairperson at the helm of the party and the country.
This, the members argued would foster the continued strengthening of Uganda’s socio-economic agenda.
If afforded an all-clear sign by the National Executive Committee and the National Delegates’ Conference, the endorsement means Mr Museveni, already in power for 33 years, will seek a record sixth re-election.
The next presidential and general elections are two years away, in 2021, according to a roadmap the Electoral Commission released late last year.