The National Resistance Movement (NRM) party has condemned an incident at its delegates conference in Namboole, where the party Secretary General, Kasule Lumumba was heckled by some of the members in attendance.
A statement released by the Secretariat Publicist, Rogers Mulindwa stated that the forces behind the mobilization of delegates, to inappropriately make noise during Lumumba’s speech, were known.
“The attempt to interrupt the speech of the Rt. Hon Secretary General Justine Kasule Lumumba during the NRM Delegates’ Conference at Namboole was a big shame to its plotters before our National Chairman and the Foreign Delegations,” Mulindwa said in the statement.
Adding: “The act did not however take some of us by surprise since the mobilization started a day before and we can proudly say, the faces of those behind this move are well known to us.”
Lumumba remained calm in face of aggression and later called on the party chairman President Museveni to restore order
Mulindwa said as the party heads for a busier and hectic season of elections, such diversionary issues must not derail them.
“We call for maximum respect for each other and build a strong team work straight from the branches to the National”
The NRM mouthpiece also appealed to its leaders to shun negative propaganda against fellow leaders.
“As leaders of the party at all levels we should also desist from the belief that we can only get into other people’s leadership positions by smearing them with dirt,” said the statement.
The statement concluded that the accusations against Lumumba are aimed at tarnishing her image.
“But it’s also good to note that most of the accusations against Rt. Hon. Lumumba are false and only fabricated by her critics to tarnish her personality.”