NRM Secretary General, Justine Lumuba, with a group of NRM women members

Secretary General of the ruling National Resistance Movement, Rt. Hon. Justine Kasule Lumumba has refuted allegations that some aspirants in the National Women Council primaries were being supported by the party leadership.

Lumumba has clarified that the Secretariat she heads will only own the candidates after the primaries to be held later this Wednesday afternoon.

She was meeting over 120 District Women Council Chairpersons at the party headquarters in Kampala.

The meeting was also attended and addressed by the National party treasurer, Rose Namayanja Nsereko and the Women League Chairperson Hon. Lydia Wanyoto.

About 14 aspirants have showed interest in different seats that include Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary for Finance and Publicity.

Reports had started circulating that some individuals were claiming to have favours from the party.

Lumumba advised the female leaders to avoid using their political leadership positions to cause discomfort in their homes but instead live exemplary to those they lead.

“As you do your political work, remember your family. Your fallback position is always your family. Don’t run away from your responsibilities, they didn’t vote you to become a problem to your families” the SG advised.

NRM commands majority support with 125 out of 128 district chairpersons being NRM. The remaining three are independents.