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Museveni Eyes 2021 as NRM MPs Declare him ‘Sole Candidate’

The ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) Members of Parliament and Ministers have endorsed the proposal to front President Yoweri Museveni as their sole candidate in the 2021 presidential elections.

The legislators currently at National Leadership in Institute Kyankwanzi for a one-week retreat, endorsed the sole candidature on Sunday afternoon.

The endorsement follows a recent Central Executive Committee (CEC) resolution at Chobe lodge to maintain President Museveni as the Chairman of NRM and the party’s flag bearer.

The Persons with Disability (PWD) representative for Eastern Uganda, Hellen Asamo moved the motion to stamp the CEC resolution, according to a brief statement made by the NRM Secretariat Communications Officer, Rogers Mulindwa.

“The motion mover Hon. Hellen Asamo representing PWDs in Eastern Region said Uganda needs President Museveni now more than ever before for his firm guida and mentorship of the Party Membership. Her position was unanimously seconded before the Legislators took a break,” said Mr. Mulindwa.

In the copy of the motion, seen by this website, Asamo described Museveni as a champion against dictatorship and a pro-democracy leader still needed by Ugandans.

“Deeply appreciate and salute the leader of our revolution, President Yoweri Museveni for his visionary, bold, courageous,steadfast and consistent leadership of people in the struggle against dictatorship and for democracy,” said Asamo.

The motion followed presentation by the NRM Secretary General Justine Kasule Lumumba on the topic; “Towards 2021: Milestones & Strategies for the NRM Party”.

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Lumumba outlined to MPs the Chobe resolutions including sole candidature and the method to be deployed during the NRM primary elections for Members of Parliament and local government.

The NRM will soon call the national delegates conference to endorse the MPs’ resolution.

President Museveni has been in power since 1986. If he wins the 2021 race, he will have ruled Uganda for a staggering 40 years.

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