The National Resistance Movement (NRM) rebel MPs led by Lwemiyaga County legislator, Theodore Ssekikubo, Monica Amoding, Sam Lyomoki, John Baptist Nambeshe, Patrick Nsamba and others have disassociate themselves from the party’s Central Executive Committee (CEC) resolution endorsing President Yoweri Museveni as the party sole candidate in 2021.
In a statement that was released by NRM senior information manager Rogers Mulindwa CEC once again endorsed Museveni to run as the party’s sole candidate. The resolution was passed during the five days retreat of the ruling supreme organ of NRM at Chobe Safari Lodge in Nwoya district.
In statement Mulindwa said to CEC emphatically recommended to the membership of the movement and its organs that His Excellency Yoweri Museveni our leader and General of the African Resistance, continues leading the Movement and the State in 2021 and beyond- as we eliminate the bottlenecks to transformation.
addressing the press at parliament, Ssekikubo said they are planning a constitutional petition challenging the NRM CEC resolution for Museveni’s presidential sole candidature in 2021.
“All parties in Uganda are governed by the constitution, Article 71(c) requires every party to conform to the national constitution and the 25 members of the NRM CEC is a manipulation,” he said
Kumi woman MP, Monica Amoding, said there are many people in this generation who are ready to take on the mantle of presidency and demanded CEC to withdraw that resolution.
“We are ready to lead this country as this generation, nobody should tell Ugandans that Mr. Yoweri Museveni is the only one who knows the challenges this country is facing and has the solutions to the problems,” She said
She said at 35, Museveni was fighting and, “we are also here fighting through the media and other avenues because we cannot go to the bush,” she added.
Workers MP, Sam Lyomoki who recently showed interest to challenge president Museveni in the forth coming election said his predecessor the current president is doing many things but we are standing here on behalf of the silent minority not to lament but to guide the nation and their leadership.
“What CEC is doing to endorse Museveni for 2021, is an illegality. We invite our members to disregard it,” He said.