Internal Report: Ten Sub-counties Reject Museveni Sole Candidate Resolution

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The report indicates that the resolution endorsing President Museveni as NRM However, an internal report prepared by the NRM National coordination team, shows that the resolution met stiff rejection in eight sub counties in Kamuli district.

Delegates in 10 sub counties across the country are opposed to the NRM caucus resolution to front President Yoweri Museveni as the sole party candidate, an internal report from the party has indicated.

Early last year, NRM legislators convened in Kyankwanzi and passed a resolution tabled by Evelyn Anite, the Northern Uganda Youth representative to front Museveni as a sole party candidate in the 2016 polls. 

As a result, the NRM caucus embarked on a nationwide campaign to market the resolution. However, an internal report prepared by the NRM National coordination team, shows that the resolution met stiff rejection in eight sub counties in Kamuli district.
 
They include Kamuli Town Council, Kisozi, Butansi, Namwendwa, Mbulamuti, Bugulumbya, Kitayunjwa, and Nawanyago sub-counties. However, no reasons are given for the rejection of the resolution in these sub-counties.
 
The resolution was also rejected in Kigorobya in Hoima district and Bufunjo sub-county in Mwenge North.  According to the report, the people in Kigorobya in Hoima district and Bufunjo sub-county in Mwenge North rejected the proposal because of the long quest for a district status and local politics. 

However, David Bahati, the NRM Caucus Chairperson notes that, the resolution was overwhelmingly supported in other areas. There are 1384 sub-counties across the countries.

He says the resolution was rejected in some sub-counties due to internal conflicts and demand for service delivery, which he said is being addressed.
  
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Olive Nakatudde
Olive Nakatudde is a URN journalist based in Kampala. Nakatudde has been a URN staff member since 2013.

Nakatudde started out in journalism in 2009 with Dembe FM radio in Kampala. In 2012, Nakatudde joined Voice of Africa as a political reporter. She has been a photographer since her journalism school days at Makerere University.

Nakatudde is interested in good governance and public policy, which she reports on intensively from the Uganda Parliament. She is a keen follower of cultural affairs in Buganda Kingdom and covers the kingdom's Lukiiko (parliament). Nakatudde also reports on education and health.