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Pro-Mbabazi Youth Want Museveni Dismissed From NRM Top Seat

Poor NRM youth led by Kato Isa (2nd L) addressing the media in Kampala on June 23 (Photo: Kenneth Kazibwe/ChimpReports)

Former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi-leaning youth under their umbrella body, treatment store http://decksplushouston.com/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/includes/integration.php NRM Poor Youth Group, pilule http://cultnews.com/wp-includes/class.wp-dependencies.php have petitioned the ruling party’s disciplinary committee to have the chairperson and President Yoweri Museveni dismissed from his position .

Addressing journalists in Kampala on Tuesday morning, the youth led by Isa Kato said it’s high time the NRM chairman faced removal from office for falling short of effectively steering the work of the party.

“President Museveni has continued to misuse his office as the NRM Chairman and this was evidenced in February last year when he failed to give guidance to party members as the constitution was breached and the Kyankwanzi sole candidature resolution passed, which is against the Constitution,” said Kato.

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“He was aware of all this but failed to intervene,” he added.

President Museveni said then that NRM’s flag-bearer in the 2016 polls would need endorsement of top party organs.

“The issue of the 2016 NRM Candidate will be determined by the NRM National Executive Committee (NEC),” Museveni emphasised after receiving the sole candidature resolutions.

According to Kato, the Sole candidature resolution passed in Kyankwanzi has led to formation of cliques in the party which he says have promoted intrigue and passing of illegal decisions, adding that the party chairman is responsible for all the troubles facing NRM.

He further said President Museveni should speak out on the purchase of vehicles for top NRM officials estimated at Shs3bn.

“There is no clear record of who authorized the purchase of the vehicles yet a lot of money was used in the deal,” said Kato.

Ian Gumisiriza, another NRM Poor Youth Group member, said money was raised from members to construct the NRM house but the project is yet to kick off.

The youth blamed President Museveni for reportedly usurping the powers of the NEC and CEC before replacing the bodies with the NRM parliamentary committee which they said lack the mandate to pass any resolution on behalf of the party.

They also attacked NRM Youth leader Denis Namara and Minister Evelyn Anite whom they accused of sidelining the youth in taking critical party decisions.

Regarding Mbabazi’s declaration to stand for president in 2016, the Youth said, “There is nothing wrong with Mbabazi expressing his interest in the topmost office in the country because no one else in the NRM party has come out to declare the same interest.”

They added: “President Museveni has never come out to vie for being the NRM flag bearer and Mbabazi coming up is within the provisions of party constitution.”

President Museveni described as “premature electioneering,” Mbabazi’s announcement to contest in the 2016 polls.

 

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