Masaka NRM Chairperson Against Museveni 2021 Candidature Resolution

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In short
Early this month, a section of NRM leaders led by Retired Captain Mulindwa Birimumaaso, the party chairperson for Lwengo district and Kizito Nsubuga, chairperson for greater Masaka Veterans Association, held a public rally at Masaka Liberation Square to declare support for Museveni in the next elections.

 Peter Ssenkungu, the National Resistance Movement-NRM chairperson for Masaka district has slammed a section of party leaders who passed a decision declaring President Yoweri Museveni as the sole party candidate in the 2021 general elections.

Early this month, a section of NRM leaders led by Retired Captain Mulindwa Birimumaaso, the party chairperson for Lwengo district and Kizito Nsubuga, chairperson for greater Masaka Veterans Association, held a public rally at Masaka Liberation Square to declare support for Museveni in the next elections.

The group vowed not to allow Museveni to bow out of the party leadership arguing that they would do anything possible to maintain the status quo.

They made the pronouncements before Captain Mike Mukula, the NRM Vice Chairperson for Eastern region, to whom they handed over what they said was unanimous resolution for the greater Masaka sub-region.


However, Ssenkungu, who is also a leader for the NRM chairpersons in Buganda region, has rubbished the pronouncement describing it as a senseless statement by self-seekers.

He accuses the event organizers of usurping powers of the party structures which he says were not consulted.

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Ssenkungu says although the party is faced with several challenges especially due to government performance, it does not warrant people to pretend to have solutions to the problems.

He says that as the party Executive Committee members from Buganda region, they had earlier met the president and agreed on modalities of addressing their weaknesses.

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But Kizito Nsubuga alias "Maje Maje" says they don't regret their decision arguing that all their actions are in the interest of the party.

In the past, a section of members of the NRM party have spearheaded similar campaigns that been perceived as controversial but later endorsed to serve the sole interests of President Museveni. 

Some of the controversial decisions include declaring Museveni a sole candidate in 2016 election, amendment of the constitution to removal of term limits and most recent scrapping of Presidential age limit.