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NRM delegates meet in August

By Vision Reporter

Added 21st June 2010 03:00 AM

THE National Resistance Movement (NRM) will hold primaries for the flag-bearers in the 2011 elections in August, the party secretary general, Amama Mbabazi, announced yesterday.

THE National Resistance Movement (NRM) will hold primaries for the flag-bearers in the 2011 elections in August, the party secretary general, Amama Mbabazi, announced yesterday.

By Milton Olupot

THE National Resistance Movement (NRM) will hold primaries for the flag-bearers in the 2011 elections in August, the party secretary general, Amama Mbabazi, announced yesterday.

The NRM national executive council in May adopted the use of universal adult suffrage to select those intending to seek candidature at local council and Parliamentary levels. This is subject to confirmation by the national delegates conference.

Mbabazi said the party’s register is on display at the NRM branches countrywide. He advised party members to cross-check their particulars. He urged those who wish to register afresh to do so.

The purpose of the display, he said, is to ensure that only persons above the age of 18 years are registered, identify non-members and the dead.

Errors and complaints should be
reported to the party parish tribunals, Mbabazi said.

The updated registers are expected to be handed over to the sub-county registrars today, who will hand them over to the district administrative secretaries for submission to the NRM secretariat headquarters on June 23.

He said the display process would also give an opportunity for the new members defecting from other political parties to join NRM.

He, however, said defectors would only be welcome if they publicly renounce their parties and hand in their party cards.

The secretary general also announced that the party was experimenting on modern methods of registration in Kampala.

Mbabazi, flanked by Government Chief Whip Daudi Migereko, and the deputy party spokesperson, Ofwono Opondo, also confirmed the set date of June 25th to 27th for the National Conference to take place at Mandela National Stadium Namboole.

Addressing journalists at the party headquarters at Kyaddondo Road yesterday, Mbabazi urged those invited to turn up at Kololo Airstrip for accreditation on Friday.

The invited include NRM sub-county chairpersons, LC3 chairpersons, and district councillors, the national chairperson, the vice-chairpersons, NRM MPs, members of the NEC and the central executive committee.

Among the major items to be discussed is amendment of the party constitution. The delegates will also receive a report on the electoral road-map.

President Yoweri Museveni, the party chairman, will deliver a keynote address, including a brief on what has transpired since the last national delegates’ conference in October 2005, Mbabazi said.

Mbabazi said party elections will be held from village to district levels between July 5 and July 26.

The August primaries will then precede the national delegates’ conference, expected in the first week of September, where the 2011 presidential candidate and new office-bearers will be chosen.

NRM delegates meet in August

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