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REVEALED: Why Top NRM Organ, CEC Agreed To Proposal To Line-up Behind Candidates In Polls

Uganda’s ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party’s to decision making organ, the Central Executive Committee (CEC) has agreed to a proposal to line-up behind candidates during party polls.

The proposal was agreed to by the CEC during a meeting at State House Entebbe on Thursday.

It came a day before the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) meets to decide on the same proposal.

In a meeting chaired by the Party’s National Chairman, President Yoweri Museveni, Senior leaders widely discussed the advantages that come along with this proposed amendment and listed some of them as; Reduction in logistical and financial costs.

Among the reasons given while adopting the move, the CEC says there will be no procurement of ballot papers, buckets, indelible ink, pens and basins among other electoral materials. It will provide for a desirable Party cohesion because of being transparent. It will uproot multiple voting.

The party statement adds, “It will reduce on temptations of election manipulation & commercialization of politics. Reduce on administrative costs. It will cure challenges of election postponement due to delays in production, packing & transportation of huge volumes of election materials. Lining up will be in conformity with the National Laws of Uganda especially the Local Govt Act.Will cure allegations of ballot stuffing. It will eliminate and make extremely risky the phenomenon of election managers swapping results.”

According to reports, if the proposal is adopted by the NEC (meeting Friday) and the National Conference on Saturday, the NRM Secretariat will proceed and generate appropriate and enabling election materials that will include Voter Education Literature.

Saturday’s conference at Mandela National Stadium Namboole, will see the party vote in new leaders to occupy different posts in the NRM structures, from the grassroots to the national level.

BELOW IS THE FULL STATEMENT ON THE CEC RESOLUTIONS

CEC RECOMENDS ONLY LINING UP FOR CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

Date: 24th Jan 2020

The Central Executive Committee (CEC) sitting in Entebbe on Thursday further discussed the proposed amendments to the NRM Constitution and adopted only Lining up as a mode of voting during internal Party elections.

This will be presented to the National Executive Council (NEC) later today for further consideration before forwarding the same to the National Conference on Saturday.

The meeting held in Entebbe on Thursday was chaired by the National Chairman H.E Gen. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. The Party Senior leaders widely discussed the advantages that come along with this proposed amendment some of which are listed here below:

  1. Reduction in logistical and financial costs. There will be no procurement of ballot papers, buckets, indelible ink, pens and basins among other electoral materials.
  2. It will provide for a desirable Party cohesion because of being transparent.
  3. It will uproot multiple voting.
  4. It will reduce on temptations of election manipulation & commercialisation of politics.
  5. Reduce on administrative costs the Party has been grappling with.
  6. It will cure challenges of election postponement due to delays in production, packing, and transportation of huge volumes of election materials.
  7. Lining up will be in conformity with the National Laws of Uganda especially the Local Govt Act.
  8. Will cure allegations of ballot stuffing.
  9. It will eliminate and make extremely risky the phenomenon of election managers swapping results.
  10. Allegations of ghost Polling Stations will be eliminated.

It is assumed that if approved by NEC today and the National Conference tomorrow, the NRM Secretariat will proceed and generate appropriate and enabling election materials that will include Voter Education Literature

Rogers MULINDWA
SENIOR MANAGER
Information, Communication & Public Relations.

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One thought on “REVEALED: Why Top NRM Organ, CEC Agreed To Proposal To Line-up Behind Candidates In Polls

  1. Fausta atusasire

    It wil be of a disadvantage to some people who wil be late,to put that aside even those guys will still be with thea behavior

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