As the electioneering season heats up, the National Resistance Movement (NRM) wing in south Africa have set up a team of 400 people to participate in campaigning for the party candidates led by President Yoweri Museveni.
This was among the resolutions from a three –day conference held in South Africa which attracted over 150 delegates that sat to strategize on how to canvas for Museveni’s votes.
According to Isma Luzige, the NRM Southern Africa Chapter, the conference resolved to send the selected team to mobilize support for Museveni in the 2021 Presidential elections.
“It was resolved that we send a 400-man team and 20 vehicles to canvas for President Museveni’s votes. These will traverse various parts of the country mobilizing support for the NRM presidential candidate,” Luzige said.
The NRM Southern Africa Chapter is in charge of South Africa covers the areas of Lesotho, Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland, Zimbabwe and Zambia
Late last year members of this group endorsed Museveni as the party sole candidate for the coming elections.
Luzige added that the conference which attracted provincial leaders, district leaders and National Executive Committee members for the NRM Southern Africa Chapter also resolved to mobilize for funds which will be used to finance NRM in the 2021 campaigns.
“We also agreed to start recruiting cadres for the NRM as we head into the 2021 elections. We will be moving to various parts in Southern Africa registering new members but also teaching them about our ideology,” he said.