A section of National Resistance Movement (NRM) Members of Parliament referred to as NRM rebel MPs have asked the Central Executive Committee of the ruling party to immediately withdraw their resolution of endorsing President Yoweri Museveni as a sole candidate for the ruling party in the 2021 presidential elections.
The fire spitting legislators led by MP Theodore Ssekikubo of Lwemiyaga, argue that the CEC resolutions was misguided, selfish and not backed by any law hence threatening to seek legal redress over the sole candidate resolution
At the end of the five day retreat at Chobe resort Hotel in Nwoya district, the central Executive Committee of the ruling party National Resistance Movement resolved on a number of issues but not limited to the endorsement of President Yoweri Museveni as a sole candidate for their party in the 2021 general elections.
The Central Executive Committee also recommended the lining behind candidates in the NRM primaries due for next year.
The CEC resolutions are now facing challengers in parliament. MPs Theodore Ssekikubo of Lwemiyaga, Patrick Nsamba, John Baptist Nambeshe, Gaffa Mbwatekamwa, Dr Sam Lyomoki and Monica Amoding of Kumi believe the decision by CEC of the sole candidate was selfish, misguided, not backed by law and not done in good faith.
They say blocking capable people from contesting against President Museveni in the party primaries is a sign of greed for power an illegality and infrechment of of the party’s constitution
The rebel MPs who attacked their colleagues in the party for turning a deaf ear as the party’s constitution is abrogated now want the Central Executive Committee to withdraw their resolution on the issue of sole candidate before they seek court redress on the matter
The rebel NRM legislators are also opposed to the method of lining behind candidates in the party primaries.