3rd NRM Weekly Press Release

Sunday, August 23, 2020

1.0 National Conference.

Names of aspiring candidates for the various positions of CEC and flag bearer as per the notice issued on 6th August 2020 were presented to CEC by the Secretary General for consideration.

 

Central Executive Committee (CEC) of the party in meetings held on 11th and 12th August 2020 recommended to National Executive Council (NEC) candidates seeking elections for positions of National Chairman, NRM Presidential Candidate, 1st National Vice Chairperson, 2nd National Vice Chairperson (female), Vice Chairpersons representing Eastern, Central, Northern, Western, Kampala and Karamoja regions of Uganda. This was done after a thorough vetting and interaction sessions.

 

NEC subsequently sat through a virtual conference on the 18th August 2020 and the resolutions further transmitted to the 1st extra ordinary meeting of the 3rd National Conference of the NRM party which was held on the 20th August 2020 for voting. Both meetings were held in all the 145 districts of Uganda simultaneously via internet link owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

The results of the process were announced by the NRM Electoral Commission and I take this opportunity to introduce the successful candidates to the public;

 

No.

Position

Name

1

National Chairperson

HE Gen. (rtd) Yoweri Kaguta Museveni

2

NRM Presidential Flag bearer

HE Gen. (rtd) Yoweri Kaguta Museveni

3

1st National Vice Chairperson

Al Hajji Moses Kigongo

4

2nd National Vice Chairperson

Rt. Hon. Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga

5

Vice Chairperson (Northern Region

Rt. Hon. Jacob L. Oulanyah

6

Vice Chairperson (Karamoja)

Hon. Aleper Simon Peter

7

Vice Chairperson (Central Region)

Hon. Kiwanda Godfrey Ssubi

8

Vice Chairperson (Kampala Region)

Hon. Katongole Singh

9

Vice Chairperson (Eastern Region)

Hon. Capt. Mike Mukula

10

Vice Chairperson (Western Region)

Hon. Dr. Chris Baryomunsi

 

I want to thank NRM members all over the country for converging and voting without breaching the Ministry of Health COVID-19 guidelines. NRM has demonstrated to the entire country that the digital campaign and election is possible.

 

This effectively demonstrated that our core principle of Democracy was fully adhered to while protecting the lives of our members. All these would not have been possible without the full participation of the fourth estate, the media. As a party, we are grateful to the media houses for their objective reporting and on behalf of the party leadership, I want to assure you that we shall work together for the rest of the journey.

 

2.0 Bicycle Distribution.

The National Chairman of NRM, H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on the 16th August 2020 launched the distribution of yellow bicycles for the over 68,000 NRM Village Chairpersons in the whole country. The distribution already started in Kampala and will soon be concluded and rolled out to the entire country.

 

No.

Division

Bicycles distributed

1

Kampala Central

136

2

Rubaga

134

3

Kawempe

120

4

Makindye

243

5

Nakawa

229

 

 

 

 

Work has started in Wakiso where 200 bicycles were given out so far in Wakiso and more are yet to be sent.

Entebbe, Kasangati and Namboole.

 

We urge the NRM Village Chairpersons to use the bicycles for their intended purpose of mobilizing grassroots support for the party.

 

3.0 SIG elections at the Village level, launch of Parish level elections.

 

We participated in the SIG elections and NRM emerged as winners with 79% for the youths and 87% for the elderly and 85% PWDs.

 

Provisional results for 90% show that; (59,923 villages)

 

Village Youth Councils

No.

Name of Party

Villages Won

Percentage Won

1

NRM

47,378

79%

2

NUP

1,433

2%

3

FDC

1,333

2%

4

DP

536

1%

5

UPC

537

1%

6

ANT

15

0%

7

PPP

5

0%

8

JEEMA

5

0%

9

IND

8,881

15%

 

Total

59,923

 

 

Village Older Persons Councils (57,757 villages)

No.

Name of Party

Villages Won

Percentage Won

1

NRM

50,211

87%

2

NUP

191

0%

3

FDC

600

1%

4

DP

340

1%

5

UPC

510

1%

6

ANT

6

0%

7

PPP

1

0%

8

JEEMA

1

0%

9

IND

5,877

10%

 

Total

57,757

 

 

PWD Village Councils (49,379 villages)

No.

Name of Party

Villages Won

Percentage Won

1

NRM

41,891

85%

2

NUP

138

0%

3

FDC

485

1%

4

DP

92

0%

5

UPC

344

1%

6

aNT

3

0%

7

PPP

5

0%

8

JEEMa

5

0%

9

IND

6,426

13%

 

Total

49,379

 

 

Highlights of Kampala SIG committee votes since some people think only the Kampala vote matters;

Youth

No.

Name of Party

No. of Villages Won

1

NRM

411

2

NUP

230

3

FDC

08

4

DP

38

5

IND

127

 

PWD

No.

Name of Party

Villages Won

1

NRM

347

2

NUP

02

3

FDC

01

4

DP

14

5

IND

89

 

Older Persons

No.

Name of Party

Villages Won

1

NRM

446

2

NUP

00

3

DP

59

4

IND

77

 

Draw your own conclusions but one thing is unmistakable; the Silent majority is real.

This week we are going to continue to participate in the SIG elections at the parish level and we are also going to prepare the necessary paper work in readiness for nomination of our presidential flag bearer.

 

 

4.0 Primaries

NRM has registered candidates for all elective positions in the 2021 general election. This is a sign of confidence in the politics and ideology of the NRM. We welcome all candidates to the service of the party and the country but also urge you to pay attention to the code of conduct contained in the fourth schedule of the NRM Constitution.

The NRM Electoral Commission also communicated adjustments from the earlier roadmap due to adjustments by the National Electoral Commission. The changes were as follows;

 

The Election of MPs and Woman MPs

4th September 2020

Parliamentary (SIG MPs-Workers, PWDs, Youth & Older Persons)

10th October 2020

LCV Chairpersons, City Lord Mayor, City Mayors, District/City directly elected councilor and district/city woman councilor.

11th September 2020

Municipal/City division mayor, municipal woman councilor

14th September 2020

LCIII Chairperson/Town Council Mayor/Municipal division Chairperson, Sub-county directly elected councilor & sub-county woman councilor

16th September 2020

Local government SIG councilors

18th Sept-Sub-county level

 

19th September –Municipal level

 

20th September-District level

New created sub-counties/town councils

16th September 2020

SIG councilors in newly created sub-counties/town councils

20th September 2020

Sub county SIG committees

6th September 2020

Primaries for Nonunionized workers at Sub-county to elect delegates to the district level

8th September 2020

Municipal/City division SIG committees

17th September 2020

District SIG committees

2nd October 2020

Primaries at district level to elect flag bearers for nonunionized workers delegates to the region

6th October 2020

SIG representatives to LGs

6th December 2020

National Youth Council Committee

3rd November 2020

Newly created Constituencies/Cities

4th September 2020

Older Persons MPs

10th October 2020

Parish SIG committees

19th August 2020

 

 

5.0 Vigilance in observing SOPs since numbers souring.

 

Uganda had 318 positive cases of COVID yesterday, 22nd august 2020, the highest infections reported in a single day. It is important as political leaders and members of the NRM to;

 

  1. Mobilize communities to adhere to Standard Operating Procedures; use of masks, hand-washing, use of sanitizers.
  2. Not to politicize COVID-19
  3. Support local authorities to enforce regulations and guidelines put in place.
  4. Disseminate updated official health advice to the public
  5. Provide feedback from the constituents to the District Health Office and the Ministry of Health.
  6. Follow the official health advice and regulations provided by the Ministry of Heath because people look at you as role models.

 

 

Todwong Richard,

Deputy Secretary General

National Resistance Movement.