Trevor Baleke

Tension is so high in Kamuli district among NRM members with most of the aspiring flag bearers already meeting their supporters and posters pinned in all major trading centres.

The district ruling NRM Administrator, Trevor Solomon Baleke has told the press at the district party offices on plot 21 Katalo road that “it is indiscipline to start campaigns before even the party releases its electoral roadmap.

Baleke said that those doing it would be flouting the party constitution and guidelines.

“The Central Executive Committee (CEC) of NRM is sitting this Thursday to determine our electoral roadmap. It is this roadmap that shall indicate activities and their time frame. We should all wait,” he said.

Baleke further warded that because nominations have not yet been made, whoever is posing as a candidate is out of order. Holding meetings at the moment , he says, contravenes the Ministry of Health guidelines and the presidential directives in the fight against Coronavirus.

“Our bosses (CEC) and the Secretariat have been making consultations on how best we can have elections while observing the health guidelines. But our aspiring candidates have already painted all our small towns with their posters. This lack of patience is not good,” he said.

He also warned the party members in the district to desist from creating camps and bickering. He said those intending to contest should choose their words wisely during the internal party campaigns because we shall need all the party members to come together and support one candidate in the final general elections,” he added.

Kamuli is among the districts where tough campaigns is always experienced. Campaigns are always marred with sharp talks and losers of the primaries have always not supported the winners a habit which the former teacher says is determined to change.

“I working hard with my team to ensure that this time those who lose shall honorably concede and even rally behind their winner,” he said.