President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has picked National Resistance Movement (NRM) nomination forms for the position of party chairman and Presidential flag bearer.
The development has been confirmed by the chairperson of party electoral commission Dr. Tanga Odoi. According to Dr. Tanga, the nomination papers were picked by his lawyers and Personal Assistant and paid Shs 20m as nomination fees for both positions.
In February, 19, 2019 the NRM under the national association of districts and lower local government councils, endorsed President Museveni, the NRM chairperson, as the sole party candidate in the 2021 presidential elections. The sole candidate resolution was passed at Chobe Safari Lodge.
Earlier this month, the Constitutional court threw out a constitutional petition filed by 11 NRM MPs challenging the challenging president Museveni’s sole candidature.
Last month, the electoral commission released a revised road map, banning all mass rallies ahead of the anticipated 2021 general elections. The elections according to chairperson of electoral commission, Justice Simon Byabakama, the move is in line with president Museveni’s directives peddled at curbing the spread of coronavirus.
Last week, the NRM CEC backed Justice Byabakama’s road map and resolved that NRM intra elections shall be conducted by lining up candidates. The agreed that the mode of election will be conducted in observance of the standard operating procedures (SOPs) which were put up by the ministry of health in a bid to curb the spread of Covid-19.