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Mbabazi Allies Ejected from NRM Conference Preparations

NRM top shots celebrating Museveni's return to Kampala  at a recent function in Entebbe

Pius Mayanja alias Pallaso has come out to defend himself after having trespassed into his brother Weasel TV’s home where he ended up being allegedly beaten up and later arrested.

Pallaso narrated in a Facebook post below

What do you do when a stranger you have never seen in your life attacks you and beats you with a big stick that has got nails in it.

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Well then, prescription http://crazytour.am/wp-includes/class-wp-customize-panel.php today, I went to visit Jeff and got attacked and beaten by this random guy. That is why I had to defend myself.

I had this guy down and now my own brother Weasel who set this whole thing up is fooling the world…

Yes, I got beaten to this extent but I fought back for my own life too.

I hope the recorded video they have of me fighting back also shows this guy beating me up with a stick.

Pallaso at Weasel

Since Amaaso, you have failed to stay relevant musically and now you think all these set ups you have created to tarnish my name will save that sinking ship.

You will play all these games but I can promise you one thing, the fans won’t stop demanding the music.

I have got a police case openned for assault so find better ways of staying important my brothers than just all these fabrications and set ups.
President Museveni will be seconded by NRM’s Central Executive Committee (CEC), check http://civilianpeaceservice.ca/wp-includes/taxonomy.php the second highest ranking party organ, pill http://coastalallergycare.com/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/settings.php as the ruling political organisation’s flag-bearer in the 2016 elections, http://coronaextra.com.au/wp-content/plugins/wp-super-cache/advanced-cache.php Chimp Corps can exclusively report.

According to the press release issued by NRM Chairman on November 7 by President Museveni, “prior to the National Conference, the Central Executive Committee and National Executive Council shall meet on December 13 and 14 respectively.”

Insiders say it is during this CEC meeting that NRM’s 2016 election torch-bearer will be named.

It should be remembered that during the Kyankwanzi retreat this year, NRM leaders adopted the sole candidature of President Museveni.

However, Museveni would later clarify that the motion intended to put an end to the silent wrangling and early grassroots campaign among party as members strategised to succeed Museveni.

Some members felt the move was intended to sabotage Mbabazi’s presidential ambitions by humiliating him.

Mbabazi had refused to sign the Kyankwanzi resolution until the last hour of the retreat.

“CEC will come out clearly to put forward Museveni’s name for presidential elections ahead of the Delegates Conference. It is at this juncture that the CEC will also second the names of officials to take over positions of Secretary General and other top positions in the party,” said an insider.

During the NEC, NRM will also discuss proposals for amendments. Key among them is the sticky position of Secretary General being held by Mbabazi.

Museveni’s strategists want him to appoint the SG while others say it would grant him more powers in the party where he is the chairman thus disenfranchising hundreds of delegates.

NRM in accordance with its Constitution (adopted May, 2003) has a political Secretary General (SG). This means that the office of Secretary General is an elective position occupied by a politically elected SG.

However, according to presidential advisor in charge of research and information, Morrison Rwakakamba, “the problem with this arrangement is that the office would be occupied by a leader with both supporters and non-supporters (Non supporters in this case are members of the NRM who voted opponents of the SG in office).”

Rwakakamba argues that the SG is therefore, most likely to be viewed by section of party members through intra partisan lenses and that this has potential to undermine activities of the SG and create friction amongst members.

“The other problem is that a situation where a reigning SG organizes his own election becomes self-evident. Such a situation breeds democratic imbalance when it comes to electing the next secretary General.  This particular complaint was raised during and after the last NRM National Conference at Nelson Mandela Stadium- Nambole. In fact, opponents of the now on leave SG strongly pointed out that the ground was not level and tilted in favour of the one organizing the elections, managing accreditation, running the NRM register and all the paraphernalia that go with electioneering. This can’t be ignored,” he added.

He said the NRM constitution should therefore be amended to change the position of the current politically elected  Secretary General into a ‘business’ Secretary General, competitively procured and appointed by the National Executive Council or an appointment’s committee mandated by National Executive Council in accordance with an amended NRM constitution that caters for an appointed SG.

“The business Secretary General should be mandated to work as the full time competitively remunerated Chief operations officer, running the NRM secretariat in a technical professional manner, and evaluated on agreed performance benchmarks and indicators set by the National Executive Council or a body and or a committee mandated by National Executive Council. The foregoing will therefore require amendment of the NRM constitution – specifically article 16 which deals with mandate and management of the NRM secretariat.”

Chimpreports understands that majority of Mbabazi’s allies have not been considered in preparations for the national delegates’ conference.

For example, Jacqueline Mbabazi, the leader of Women’s League who played a pivotal role in preparations for the previous conference is not listed on the committees authorised by the president prepare for December 15.

Mbabazi’s daughter Lenina Mbabazi who prepared the previous members’ register is also not listed on the new committees. Other known Mbabazi sympathisers such as Minister Asuman Kiyingi among others were left out.

Accreditation and security which are key elements of these functions following the irregularities that married the previous NRM delegates conference, will be led by former spy chief, Maj Gen Jim Muhwezi. Other members on this committee are Vincent Bagiire, Rwakajara Arinaitwe and businessman Alfred Kabuchu.

Muhwezi is a known enemy of sacked Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi.

Committees

Museveni also named committee members to prepare for the NRM’s historical events that could see the President win another round of elections, marking 35 years in power.

Museveni said for “proper and efficient management of these meetings and related activities, I hereby appoint an organising committee constituted under the chairperson – Dorothy Hyuha and Richard Todwong as Vice Chairperson.”

The Finance Committee will be chaired by Trade Minister Amelia Kyambadde, Singh Katongole and David Bahati.

The legal and constitutional affairs committee will comprise Adolf Mwesige, Fred Ruhindi, Mwesigwa Rukutana, Rosemary Sseninde and Kiwanuka Kiryowa.

The publicity and conference program management will be chaired by Rose Namayanja, Frank Tumwebaze, Evelyn Anite, Peter Ogwang, Ofwono Opondo, David Mafabi, Morrison Rwakakamba, Bart Kakooza and Rogers Mulindwa.

The protocol committee will be composed of Mike Sebalu, Ronald Kibuule, Harriet Ntabazi, Annet Okwenye Nyakecho, James Kakooza, Lydia Wanyoto, Okot Ogong, Hamson Obua and Robert Rutaro.

The Health and Safety Committee will be managed by Chris Baryomunsi and Kenneth Omona.

Moses Byaruhanga and Rosemary Najjemba will be tasked with the managing the Diaspora including attending to foreign and specially invited guests while Col Fred Mwesigye is in charge of the ideology committee.

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