Kampala-Former third Deputy Prime Minister and head of elder’s league in the National Resistance Movement party, Kirunda Kivejinja last Friday made President Yoweri Museveni to postpone Central Executive Committee of his party over the candidature of Amama Mbabazi.
According to sources that attended CEC, which is the highest decision making body of the NRM party, Kivejinja is reported to have become rudely after an input of the Minister of Information and National Guidance who also doubles as the chairman of the Veteran’s league Maj. Gen. Jim Muhwezi and NRM Secretary General Kasule Lumumba had just given their contribution.
It is from here that Kivejinja took on the floor accusing Gen. Muhwezi, Lumumba and party Treasurer Rose Namayanja of scheming among themselves and coming in meetings with agreeable position which he allegedly said they want to impose on the rest of CEC members.
As Kivejinja was submitting and trying to confront Muhwezi, President Museveni entered the hall but first sat and listened to Kivejinja, however, as he continued, Mr Museveni noticed that Kivejinja wasn’t himself and decided to postpone the meeting to July 1.
Mzee Kivejinja is a historical member of NRM having started as member of the defunct Uganda Patriotic Movement together with Mr Museveni and Jaberi Bidandi Ssali who has since joined the opposition. Kivejinja is among a few members of CEC who have openly come out to support Former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi in his bid to challenge Mr Museveni in the race for party chairmanship. Kivejinja first opposed the Kyakwanzi resolution and then the change of party constitution to appoint party Secretary General as opposed to the elected one.
Yoweri Kaguta Museveni,NRM national chairperson
Moses Kigongo, National Vice Chairperson
Rebecca Kadaga First Female Vice Chairperson
Mike Mukula, Eastern Region
Abdul Nadduli, Vice Chairperson, Central Region
Sam Engola, Vice Chairperson, Northern Region
Matayo Kyaligonza; Vice Chairperson, Western Region
Francis Babu, Vice Cairperson, Kampala Region
Janet Grace Akech Akorimoe; Vice Chairperson, Karamoja Region
Justine Kasule Lumumba, 42; Secretary General
Jim Muhwezi, 64; chairperson, Veterans League
Kirunda Kivejinja, chairperson, Historical League
Hassan Basajjabalaba; chairperson, Entrepreneurs’ League
Dennis Namara, chairperson, Youth League
Jacqueline Mbabazi, chairperson, Women’s League
Charles Bakkabulindi, chairperson, Workers League
Kabakumba Labwoni Matsiko, chairperson, Institutions League
Fred Mukisa, chairperson, Elders’ League
Members of CEC without executive powers
Justine Kasule Lumumba Secretary General
Rose Namayanja Treasurer
Richard Twodong Deputy Secretary General
Kenneth Omona Deputy Treasurer
Tango Odoi NRM Electoral Commission Chairperson