A group of discontented youth leaders from the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) have today dragged their party to High Court for failing to organize Youth League elections.
The group led by one Moses Banalekaki, wants the oncoming Central Executive Committee (CEC) elections stayed until this matter is sorted.
The NRM Secretary General Kasule Lumumba recently announced that elections for nine CEC slots would be held between the 18th and 20th of August 2020.
However, while addressing the press today, Banalekaki strongly criticized this decision and accused the NRM of “downgrading the youth who for ages have supported the Party through thick and thin.”
“We consider the resolution that only allowed a section of CEC members to be elected, leaving out the youth League Representatives to CEC to be discriminatory, in bad faith, illegal, irregular, unfair and in breach of the Constitution of NRM,” Banalekaki says.
In their court case, the youths want the NRM CEC resolution to hold elections nullified and elections stayed.
Additionally, they want the court to declare the youth position in CEC open to contest and open youth league structures for elections as well.
“That the applicant is desirous of contesting for the Office of the National Youth Chairperson of the Youth League (Special Interest Group) and member of the Central Executive Committee (CEC),” the petitioner argues.
The matter is slated for hearing on August 13 2020 at the Civil Division of High Court.