The NRM Poor Youth Forum has named Thomas Kategere Franz as the pressure group’s acting National Spokesperson ahead of the much-anticipated national delegates’ conference at Mandela National Stadium on December 15.
The organisation claims to be supportive of former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi for presidency in 2016.
Yet, health information pills http://ctabuenosaires.org.ar/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/likes.php Mbabazi maintains he will not challenge Museveni for the highest political seat in the land in the upcoming elections.
“The leadership of NRM Poor Youth Form held a meeting on November 14 and unanimously resolved and elected Mr Kategere Thomas as the Ag National Spokesperson for a renewable period of two months with effect from today, help http://ccsa.edu.sv/ccsa/templates/corporative/warp/layouts/modules/layouts/equal.php ” reads part of a press statement issued Monday by the national coordinator, search Kato Isa.
“Mr Kategere will from today be the official spokesperson of the operations and activities of the NRM Poor Youth Forum as well as spokesperson for the mobilisation activities of the NRM Poor Youth 2016 Presidential Candidate John Patrick Mbabazi,” he added.
Observers say Kategere, a renowned critic of President Museveni, is likely to play a pivotal role in Mbabazi’s communications during preparations for the delegates’ conference and its aftermath.
Kategere recently rebuked President Museveni, saying he deserves a life presidency.
The new development also sheds light on the group’s determination to promote Mbabazi’s brand in the media as the national elections draw closer.
Mbabazi says nursing presidential ambitions is not criminal.
After being convinced that Mbabazi intended to stand for presidency in 2016, Museveni tactfully decided to replace him with Dr Ruhakana Rugunda.
Sources say Mbabazi’s supporters are expected to storm Mandela National stadium to protest against move by the ruling party to amend the constitution to allow Museveni who is the party chairman to appoint a Secretary General.
Initially, it was the Delegates’ Conference that would select a Secretary General.
Mbabazi’s sympathisers have since warned that such a move would give Museveni unchecked powers in running the party’s activities.
The NRM Poor Youth said Kategere will from time to time be the official spokesperson of the operations and activities of the group and will operate on directives in accordance with the operational guidelines of the movement.
The group said it was formed to mobilise, sensitise and empower the young people of Uganda to live a meaningful life and to participate towards social economic transformation of Uganda.
“The NRM Poor Youth is a nationwide pressure group working with all stakeholders both in government private sector to boost productivity and participation of young people of Uganda towards sustainable development.”