The Secretary General of the NRM Justine Lumumba has told EU diplomats today that Kyadondo East MP, Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine is a product of a conducive political atmosphere that was created by the NRM.
Meeting them at the party headquarters, Lumumba said NRM was a very welcoming party.
“NRM has created a conducive political atmosphere that has resulted into formation of new parties…Bobi Wine is a clear product of the NRM’s campaign of empowering the young people”, she explained.
She added: “NRM is very accommodative even to those that disagree with us”.
according to a statement from the NRM, the EU delegation was led by Anna Merrifield the European Union Deputy Ambassador. Other deputy Ambassadors present included Clement Moutel (France) and Lorenza Gambacorta (Italy).
The team also had six Political Officers that included Christian Palomaki (Denmark), Daniel Arhem (Sweden), Nicholas Rae (British High Commission), Theo Oltheten (The Netherlands), Roisin Carlos (European Union) and Frederic Lavis (Belgium).
Commenting on the recent UCC directive yo different Media Houses, SG Lumumba observed that its important for affected individuals to be held responsible other than punishing the entire media houses.
She also called upon the international media to avoid focussing on the negatives alone but publicise the positive stories of the NRM govt as well.
Lumumba said many NRM supporters were being intimidated by opposition members especially during by-elections.
Lumumba told the diplomats that NRM intends to compile the member register and hold the internal primaries early enough to create ample time for addressing the post election petitions. Tribunals to handle such petitions will be constituted on time, she said.
The delegation demanded to know the involvement of the youth in the party operations and Lumumba said NRM had such structures at all levels whose members participate in different activities that include monitoring the progress of govt programs.
Lumumba further told her guests that there is need to put in place clear laws to regulate the independents and the spontaneous meetings. On the Public Order Management Act, she said the members were progressing well in ensuring that Police designates officers to receive notices for public meetings.
The meeting was attended by the Deputy National Treasurer Dr. Kenneth Omona and the Director Finance and Administration Dr. Hassan Galiwango.