The National Resistance Movement party has dispelled rumors that its Central Executive Committee sat on Friday to postpone the 2021 elections over coronavirus.
Rumors circulated on social media on Friday that the ruling party’s top decision making organ’s meeting at Mosa Courts Kampala was aimed at suspending the upcoming general elections.
“The ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) clarifies that no meeting by either the Central Executive Committee (CEC) or any other Party organ was held on March 13th to discuss the postponement of the 2021 General elections as circulated by falsified social media groups,” said statement released on Saturday morning the Secretariat Publicist Rogers Mulindwa.
Mulindwa noted that the CEC meeting held at Mosa Court Hotel under the Chairmanship of the 1st National Vice Chairperson Al-Hajji Moses Kigongo was convened purposely to discuss the proposed regulations and guidelines for our forthcoming internal elections and the NRM Party Electoral Roadmap in preparation for the National Grass root Elections of the special interest groups (Youth, Elderly & PWDs).
The rumors coincided with the postponement of the presidential primary elections in the US state of Louisiana, cancellation Saudi Arabia’s 2020 census and several other developments arising from the coronavirus pandemic that has now infected over 145,000 and killed 5,436.
Mulindwa stressed that NRM doesn’t fear elections and has on all occasions gotten legitimate mandate through the polls.
“Please note that NRM, as a Tested and Trusted Political Party has always subjected itself to elections every after 5 years and we are NOT scared of any elections as alleged by such self-seekers,” said Mulindwa.
He further noted that NRM is the custodian of democracy in Uganda and will never divert from the prescribed Constitutional lane.
“We are currently carrying out a countrywide Membership Registration Exercise as part of the long process towards having free and fair primaries. We shall as before, field candidates at all levels from villages to the top.”