Another NRM Caucus Sits At Entebbe Today


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link geneva; font-size: small;”>The same caucus which sat last Monday bitterly disagreed with the embattled Secretary General Amama Mbabazi raising a technicality barring the implementation of the Kyankwanzi resolutions of which he is the signatory.

Sources say Mbabazi opposed the idea, saying the party’s flag-bearer must be decided at the National Delegates Conference, underlining an escalation of a power struggle between Museveni and his once blue-eyed boy.

Mbabazi was backed by several members of the Central Executive Committee (CEC) thus grounding the idea of selling Museveni’s brand at the grassroot level.

It is widely believed that Mbabazi intends to stand against Museveni during the Delegates’ Conference, a charge the Prime Minister vehemently denies.

Mbabazi maintains the Kyankwanzi resolutions backing Museveni for President were mere expressions of “opinion” and aimed at restoring cohesion in the party.

Led by the Central Regional Vice Chairman of the party, Capt. Francis Babu, pro-Mbabazi CEC members have since strongly condemned the resolution and demanded that party district chairpersons converge to decide on the divisive issue but not members of Parliament.

Those on Museveni`s side led by the historical league chairman, Gen. Jim Muhwezi and northern region chairperson Sam Engola tried their best to defend the Kyankwanzi resolutions but failed as many members remained defiant and others philosophical.

Abdu Naduli and Amelia Kyambadde are yet to show sides but it is widely held they want the party torchbearer in the 2016 polls decided at the National Delegates Conference.

Contacted on phone, NRM Chief Whip Justine Kasule Lumumba confirmed today`s caucus meeting but fell short of divulging the agenda.

“It’s true we are having another caucus on Friday but just a continuation of last Monday`s meeting. Our chairman was absent and as usual we always want to sit to deliberate on what affects our country to forge a way forward.”

President Museveni who was scheduled to fly back from South Africa last night, is expected to chair the today`s caucus to avoid the scenario of Mbabazi stealing the show again.


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