The National Resistance Movement Secretariat has accused fraudulent people of selling its forged party cards in the European capitals.
This is contained in a statement released by the Secretariat’s Communication Officer, Rogers Mulindwa.
“The NRM Secretariat in Kampala has learnt of an illegal practice by a section of alleged members reportedly printing and selling party membership cards within the Diaspora,” he said on Wednesday.
The alleged architects behind the sale of cards are printing them from Zaabu Technologies based in Kampala.
It’s understood the unscrupulous people are enticing their victims with the promise for financial advantages when they return home.
“The information reaching us indicates that the group engaged in this unlawful act claims, once you get these paid for cards you qualify for special loans in Ugandan based Banks guaranteed by NRM government,” Mulindwa’s statement reads in part, adding, the responsibility for printing and issuing membership is the sole responsibility of Secretary General’s office.
“The responsibility of printing and issuing of membership cards is a mandate of the office of the Secretary General as laid down in Article 40(9) k of the Party Constitution (Reprint 2015, Page 34).”
The party has since threatened legal action against the unnamed Diaspora members involved in the scam.
“If proved to be true, this act does not only contradict the party constitution but may lead the concerned individuals to legal prosecution,” said Mulindwa.
ChimpReports was yet to obtain identities of the suspects.
But officials said some of the party cards were being sold in London, Britain.
Patty members abroad have also been called upon to distance themselves from the group.
“NRM hereby informs the public and more especially our members in the Diaspora to desist from such self seekers and provide us with more information pertained to the same,” said Mulindwa.
The office of the Secretary General, Justine Kasule Lumumba has already notified the legal committee to pursue the matter.