By Jamila Mulindwa
The chairperson NRM Electoral Commission Dr. Tang Odoi says he has not read the election roadmap that was released by the party secretary general Justine Lumumba, last week.
He says what was released is a political road map to entice members of the party that intend to contest in the 2021 general election.
Justine Kasule Lumumba the secretary general NRM released what she dubbed as the NRM 2021 election roadmap intended to help NRM succeed in the coming general elections.
Today, the chairperson of the electoral commission “NRM” Dr. Tang Odoi says he has never seen that roadmap. “ I was at university chairing the convoc meeting and someone called to tell me about the release of roadmap” says Tanga.
He insists, “As the electoral commission, we have not seen this roadmap yet.”
In an interview with NBS today, Tanga says that the central executive committee has to sit and agree on the road map which hasn’t been done yet.
He says what was released was a political road map intended to entice party members however he is working with his team to draw a final conclusion before meeting CEC.
“We were advised to reconcile the political roadmap and EC roadmap before the next CEC meeting.”
Tang says the committee has to agree about the strategy NRM will use to win the coming elections.
However Bishop Zac Niringiye says having the ruling party bickering isn’t good for the country. He says the constant disagreements in NRM don’t inspire confidence, “ It’s not good for a party in charge of running this country to have bickering parties.”
Niringiye says with the political environment taking shape in the country where political parties are close to non-existent elections may not matter in long run.
“Elections in Uganda don’t matter,” he says, “ NRM and Museveni have removed all safe guards of a smooth transition”
It is not the first time Odoi and Lumumba have disagreed when it comes to the political elections within the NRM party.
Political parties have started preparations for the coming general elections with NRM set to select its presidential candidate soon.