During the meeting, President Yoweri Museveni thanked the aspirants for showing interest to contest on the NRM ticket. He however, said it was impossible to conduct primary elections to select a candidate because of the nominations, which are scheduled for Monday May 5th.
They accuse the party secretariat of hand picking Nalwanga to contest in the district woman MP by-election yet she is unpopular. On Tuesday, more 2000 NRM members in the district convened at Diocese Pastoral Center to resolve the stalemate. During the meeting, President Yoweri Museveni thanked the aspirants for showing interest to contest on the NRM ticket. He however, said it was impossible to conduct primary elections to select a candidate because of the nominations, which are scheduled for Monday May 5th.
Museveni asked the aspirants to be patient until the party primaries are conducted in 2015 and invited them for dialogue at state house Entebbe this evening. Abdul Nadduli, the Central Region NRM Chairperson says the aspirants agreed to pull out during a meeting with Richard Tadwonga, the Minister for general duties once they are deployed to serve elsewhere. He also noted that since the aspirants had already spent money in informal campaigns he believes President Yoweri Museveni will ensure they are compensated as they pullout.
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Despite accepting to meet the president, the aspirants are undecided on whether or not to give way to Nalwanga. Patricia Magala and Elizabeth Lugudde say they are ready to meet Museveni since they can’t disobey their party chair. They however, declined to comment on whether or not they will out pull out of the polls in favor of Nalwanga saying they first need to meet the president.
But Lillian Nakate says she is ready to ensure the president about her potential and unwillingness to pullout of the race.
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The opposition has decided to frontBrenda Nabukenya as a joint candidate for the 22nd may by-election.