The NRM Central Executive Committee has resolved that the mode of voting for general parliamentary and local council primary elections shall be by lining up, and in accordance with the COVID-19 Regulations issued under the Public Health Act. Below is the full statement from the party;
Whereas the Central Executive Committee has been in continuous session since Saturday 20th June 2020, and has undertaken a comprehensive and in-depth review of the central tasks arising from the publication of the revised Road Map from the Independent National Electoral Commission;
BEARING IN MIND that the NRM Central Executive Committee had earlier in December 2018 already adopted the NRM Political Road Map up to 2021, which Political Road Map was amended in 2019 and 2020 owing to the changing prevailing circumstances;
TAKING SOMBRE COGNIZANCE of the all-pervasive existential challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the related necessary national legal framework and health measures;
MINDFUL of our duty to provide urgent clear guidance and leadership to the membership of the NRM in the situation, and to lead the NRM to decisive and overwhelming victory in the 2021 General Elections;
HAVING RECEIVED the comprehensive report of the Secretary General which has brought out the combination of options available to the NRM regarding our internal elections, as well as the election of flag bearers to all elective positions;
HEREBY RESOLVE AS FOLLOWS:
1. To adopt the NRM Electoral Road Map 2020/21 as amended and appendixed to this Resolution;
2. To commend the NRM Electoral Road Map to our membership, organs, and structures – as the basis for our internal elections, and election of flag bearers to all elective positions.
3. That the mode of voting for general parliamentary and local council primary elections shall be by lining up, and in accordance with the COVID-19 Regulations issued under the Public Health Act.