As the 2021 general elections draw closer, the National Resistance Movement (NRM) South Africa wing has started campaigning for the party candidate, President Yoweri Museveni.
According to Isma Luzige, the Chairman NRM Southern Africa Chapter, the early campaigns will begin with a three –day conference that will host over 150 delegates to strategize on how to canvas for Museveni’s votes.
“The delegates will come from the provinces of South Africa and other party leaders in the SADC region. We want to form a taskforce to kick start campaigns for the president here in South Africa and back home in Uganda,” Luzige says.
The NRM Southern Africa Chapter is in charge of South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland, Zimbabwe and Zambia.
The leaders’ conference Luzige says, will be attended by provincial leaders, district leaders and National Executive Committee members for the NRM Southern Africa Chapter
According to Luzige after the conference set for March 6th to 8th at Emalahleni city hall in Mpumalanga, they will dispatch teams to various countries in Southern Africa and in Uganda to start canvassing votes for Museveni.
“We want to start countering People Power propaganda here in Southern Africa and back home in Uganda. We want to put a block on President Museveni’s campaigns before the 2021 elections.”
He added that some of their people from South Africa are already in Uganda doing mobilization for NRM.
Last year, the NRM Southern Chapter endorsed Museveni as the sole candidate for the forthcoming 2021 elections.
It should be noted that there is stiff competition in South African between NRM and People Power pressure group