H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has been elected National Chairman of National Resistance Movement and endorsed as the Party Presidential Flag bearer for 2016 elections.
He was endorsed today at NRM delegates Conference taking place at Namboole today to tomorrow evening.
NRM EC Chairman Tanga Odoi declares Yoweri Museveni as NRM flag bearer in next year’s elections
Museveni will be nominated on Tuesday morning by the National Independent Electoral commission as presidential candidate at Namboole. He will later address a rally at Kololo Airstrip to kick off his campaigns.
NRM is a Party of correct ideology ─ uniting the people of Uganda and rejecting sectarianism of religion or tribe as well as being against gender chauvinism (discriminating against women, youth or disabled).
This is how the NRM healed the disunity of the people of Uganda. When you hear the NRM garnering 75% in 1996, 69% in 2001, 60% in 2006 and 68% in 2011, it is because we healed those sicknesses.
First Lady Janet Museveni at Namboole on Sunday
We healed the sicknesses of sectarianism. The people of Uganda are now more united than at any one time in the last 500 years. This is because before colonialism, we were divided into small tribal states ─ Bunyoro, Buganda, Nkore, Bukiri, Gani, Busoga chiefdoms, etc.
During colonialism, in addition to tribal sectarianism, religious sectarianism added itself. On account of sectarianism, the Ugandans could not build a capable State ─ Army, Judiciary, Civil Service, etc.
One of the Chief Justices was actually murdered by the President of that time. That meant that there was no peace.
Hence, this is the first time Uganda has got unity and peace for the first time in 500 years. After Independence, the lack of unity and lack of peace got worse, until the NRM time.