The National Resistance Movement (NRM) has kicked off preparations for the 2019-2021 electoral cycle, we can confirm.
Addressing the media today, NRM Electoral Commission Boss Tanga Odoi said the party is getting set for the upcoming general elections.
In December 2018, the National Electoral Commission released a Roadmap detailing activities for the forthcoming 2021 general elections.
Since then responding to the release, NRM aspiring candidates and other interested stakeholders have thronged NRM Electoral Commission Headquarters with enquiries concerning when the party shall hold its internal elections among other issues.
This is therefore to inform the country at large that the NRM Electoral Commission is currently in the middle of preparations for the forthcoming internal party elections (to choose party leaders at all levels) and party primaries (to choose flag bearers for all elective positions)- the pre-election period.
In light of the above, the Commission has since December last year tabled before the Central Executive Committee of the NRM a draft Roadmap and regulations for conducting all internal party elections as stipulated under act 39 (10) of the NRM constitution.
Suffice to add that the party is currently in the middle of deliberations on how to steer the country in 2021 and beyond, including constitutional amendments that shall determine the manner in which these internal party elections shall be conducted.
The commission shall therefore roll out its electoral activities when the numerous pre-electoral preparations as stated above are complete.
The NRM EC chairperson also sung praises of President Museveni saying he is a blessing to the country.
Dr. Tanga says Museveni has no choice but to be a candidate for NRM in 2021 given his performance.
The Commission congratulated The President of the Republic of Uganda and Chairman of the NRM, H.E Kaguta Yoweri Museveni and the entire NRM fraternity for having won the age limit case in the Supreme Court.