look http://chubeast.com/components/com_k2/templates/generic.php geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>The youths’ National Chairman, sale Mr Denis Namara, told media after the stormy meeting, that the two warring sides [Pro-Mbabazi and Pro-Museveni] had reconciled and agreed on a number of cohesion initiatives.
According to Youth MP, Hon Patrick Nakabale, the two camps unanimously agreed and signed on a list to back president Museveni’s sole candidature for the 2016 polls.
The recommendation emanates from the party caucus resolution during their February retreat in Kyankwanzi, in which Youth MP, Evelyn Anite proposed that Museveni stands unopposed as the NRM flag-bearer for the oncoming elections.
The move had since virtually split the ruling party into two warring youth factions; one in for the resolution, while the other strongly against it, but also wishing to see Secretary General, Amama Mbabazi, take on the president in the poll.
“In fact, during the meeting, some of the youth even asked the President if they could take an oath to show that they support him. The president however, opted against it, and we all agreed to support him by action,” he said while appearing on a morning Television show today.
NRM Northern Uganda Youth Chair, Mr Willy Omodo Omodo, however, vehemently rubbished as untrue, the allegations that his Pro-Mbabazi team had agreed to endorse the president’s sole candidature.
He also denied signing on the said list as alleged by MP Nakabale, noting that it was only signed by only six members, before branding the legislator as ‘mentally perturbed.’
Omodo said he remains opposed to president Museveni’s sole candidature for the coming elections, and that he would not be changed; though he has holds nothing personal with the president.
“Disagreeing with Museveni doesn’t mean we cannot take pictures with him,’ he added, while referring to the shots they took with Museveni after the meeting.
Apparently the president asked his supporting wing to listen to Omodo’s views ‘and agreed to meet us again for more talks.’