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Mbabazi Saga: MPs Defy CEC On Early Campaigns for Museveni

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“Our resolutions were not and shall never expect any approval from the CEC to endorse them. We only sent it to them to take it to NEC,” said Bahati as his boss Justine Kasule Lumumba, who is also the government chief whip, nodded his head in approval.


Last month, in the absence of the party chairman President Museveni, some members of the CEC rejected the Kyankwanzi resolution which was signed by over 200 caucus members including the Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi seconding Museveni for President in the next elections.


Some members of the CEC led by Capt. Francis Babu disagreed with the caucus saying the resolution was a sensitive issue that needed to be handled by another body of the party.


They proposed that the party district chairpersons should instead be the ones to sit and deliberate on the matter.


In another meeting at State house Entebbe, members of the caucus also rejected the CEC amendment that district leaders should determine whether MPs should rush to the grassroots in early campaigns for Museveni.


Chimpreports understands the caucus members shall leave Friday for their constituencies to embark on promoting Kyankwanzi resolutions.


The MPs will have their bank accounts credited with millions of shillings before close of business today and tomorrow morning.


This website recently reported that NRM has earmarked a staggering shs10bn to popularize the Kyankwanzi resolution.


Intelligence sources said each MP will receive shs4 per parish not shs4m per Sub County as earlier reported by sections of the media.


“The arrangement has changed, now each member shall get Shs2m per parish. This means some MPs whose constituents have many parishes will end up receiving over shs100m each,” said a source who preferred anonymity as he is not authorized to speak to press.

A senior party official separately revealed MPs discovered shs4m for each sub county was not enough “therefore members agreed to concentrate on smaller units of parishes. Imagine a whole honorable handling a whole Sub County with only Shs4m? This would not be adequate and the new change is suitable for dismantling the propaganda planted by those who want to stand against President Museveni.”

It remains unclear whether Women MPs and special interest groups will receive more money for areas already captured under this initiative.


Mbabazi saga


The decision to pass the resolution backing Museveni as the sole candidate in the 2016 presidential race came against the backdrop of fears that Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi intended to challenge Museveni in the political exercise.


Mbabazi has since clarified that he has not mobilized to contest for the highest political office in the land but was quick to add that he has a right to stand for any elective position in the country.

The conflicting statements from a hitherto loyal servant of the President have since raised eyebrows among Museveni’s strategists.

In what was perceived as a move to clip his wings, NRM recently appointed the youthful Richard Todwong as the party’s head of mobilisation under the Secretary General’s office.

Mbabazi welcomed the appointment, saying a lot of distortion had featured in the media insinuating that there was rivalry between him and Todwong.

He clarified that, there was no disagreement to the fact that the Party Secretary General who is also Prime Minister, requires support to execute his duties diligently.

“My schedule as Prime Minister and leader of Government business in Parliament involves a lot of work and it’s the reason Todwong was appointed as Minister without portfolio in charge of mobilization, to assist the Secretary General of the NRM party,” he clarified, adding that Todwong has not replaced him.

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