A cross-section of children of the fallen National Resistance Army (NRA) members have thrown their weight behind the resolution by the NRM caucus in Kyankwanzi to support President Museveni as the party’s sole Presidential candidate during the 2016 general elections
By Joan Nazziwa & Andrew Ssenyonga
A cross-section of children of the fallen National Resistance Army (NRA) members have thrown their weight behind the resolution by the NRM caucus in Kyankwanzi to support President Museveni as the party’s sole Presidential candidate during the 2016 general elections.
The children of the fallen heroes praised the President for his good leadership during the NRA war and now.
Under their association, the children of National Resistance Army Fallen Comrades association (CNFC) appealed to Ugandans to support president Museveni.
“It is not right to choose an heir for a man who is still alive. We invite friends and relatives to rally behind the president for his good leadership skills he has showcased and the good development to the country,” said Mariam Nalubega Sseguya, the association chairperson and daughter of the later Ahmed Sseguya.
State minister for youth, Evelyn Anite addressing Children of Fallen heroes at Wandegeya on Tuesday. PHOTO/Nicholas Kajoba
Nalubega added that Museveni is still energetic to take Uganda to another level.
“Given his love for peace and development, to us Museveni is God-sent that if, God forbid he died today, his spirit will haunt any-one who tries to destabilise this country,” she said.
She applauded the NRM MPs for endorsing Museveni, threatening that the fallen comrades’ children would take him to court if he doesn’t honour the MP’s resolution.
The MPs, in a motion moved by Youth MP Northern Uganda and now the youth and children affairs minister Evelyn Anite, unanimously resolved that Museveni carries the party’s flag in the 2016 presidential elections.
The children of National Resistance Army Fallen Comrades association is a body that brings together all the children of the people who participated in the liberation of this great nation.
It was started in 2005 to uplift the children of the fallen heroes of Uganda.
The fallen comrades’ children sounded the plea during a rally aimed at urging all Ugandans to stand behind president Museveni during the 2016 general elections at Wandegeya in Kampala on Tuesday.
The youth and children affairs minister Anite applauded the fallen comrades’ children for their move of supporting the Kyankwanzi resolution.
"These people have made a statement. They have decided to make their voice felt by the public. Their parents shade blood for the peace and stability of this great nation.
So the move to support the person who led their parents through the war is great,” Anite said.
Anite added, ‘’It’s time for us to protect the peace and stability that our fathers fought for and this should start with the youth as we make the majority of the people of Uganda.’’
She urged the youth to embrace all government programmes to uplift their status.
The children during the rally also appealed to NRM members like former Vice-President Gilbert Bukenya and former party Secretary General Mbabazi to reconsider their intentions of standing against Museveni and instead support him.
Fallen heroes children vow to back Museveni for 2016