Although the letter doesn’t explicitly state it, it’s believed that the meeting will be used to vet candidates who have expressed interest in contesting for various positions on CEC.
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has called
a meeting of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) Central Executive Committee
The meeting will discuss the upcoming extraordinary meeting of the National
Conference which will be held on August 18.
Both CEC and the National
Conference were supposed to meet between August 6-8 however, Museveni, who is
the national chairman of NRM postponed the meetings without stating any reason.
“Notice is hereby given that a meeting of
the Central Executive Committee of the National Resistance Movement
Organization will be held on Friday, 7th August 2020, at State House
Entebbe at 1:00pm…” Museveni’s letter reads in part.
Rogers Mulindwa, the spokesperson of the
NRM secretariat confirmed the development to URN.
letter doesn’t explicitly state it, it’s believed that the meeting will be used
to vet candidates who have expressed interest in contesting for various positions
the NRM constitution, CEC, the highest policy organ of the party after the
National Delegates Conference, has to vet all persons who express interest in contesting
to be part of it or being the party’s presidential flag bearer.
The hottest contest
is between the speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga and her political foe,
Lands state minister Persis Namguganza who are both vying for the 2nd
national vice chairperson position.
The other races
to watch are between Jacob Oulanyah, the deputy speaker and Sam Engola who both
want the position of vice chairperson north.
According to the NRM constitution, CEC is made
of the National Chairperson,1st National Vice Chairperson, 2nd National Vice Chairperson (female), six Vice Chairpersons representing the regions of Uganda- East, Central, North, West,
Kampala and Karamoja, the Secretary
General, National Treasurer, Deputy Secretary General, Deputy National Treasurer, Chairperson of NRM Parliamentary Caucus, all chairpersons
of the national special league committees and chairpersons of commissions.