CEC endorses Museveni’s 2021 sole candidacy

The NRM Central Executive Committee (CEC) sitting at Chobe Safari Lodge, Nwoya district has resolved to keep President Yoweri Museveni as leader into the 2021 elections.

According to resolutions from the five day retreat, members of the ruling party’s top most decision making organ agreed to “emphatically recommend to the membership of the movement and its organs that His Excellency Yoweri K. Museveni, General of the African Resistance, continues leading the Movement and the State in 2021 and beyond- as we eliminate the bottlenecks to transformation.”

The development cements earlier attempts by sections of NRM supporters to declare Museveni the NRM sole candidate for the 2021 elections.

This is the second time that Museveni is pronounced a sole candidate within NRM, the first being in 2014 when NRM MPs during a retreat at Kyankwanzi moved a similar resolution with an intention of blocking former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi from challenging Museveni.

By CEC resolving to declare Museveni a sole candidate, it has upstaged groupings of party supporters who wanted to move the same resolution.

The CEC also resolved that party invests massively in the development, consolidation and dissemination of its ideoligical line, as well as the systematic mentorship of its cadreship.

It also resolved to direct government to expeditiously ensure the instruction in Patriotism straight from Primary to Universities and other Tertiary Institutions.

On the economic front, CEC resolved to  direct the government to significantly recapitalize the Uganda Development Bank (UDB) in the new financial year, to enable the bank to play a more vigorous and central role in providing affordable credit for transformative effort.

The re-capitalization of UDB shall include relocating the Agricultue Credit Facility at the Bank of Uganda to UDB.

CEC further directed the government to urgently revisit the legal and administrative regime for environmental conservation, as part of a fundamental push to roll back and mitigate the effects of Climate Change.

They also agreed to urgently revisit the reform of the land legal regime, “which currently creates unacceptable obstacles to national development.”