Museveni Summons NRM MPs, District Leaders

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NRM parliamentary caucus spokesperson Denis Hamson Obua told Uganda Radio Network this morning that the president was meeting selected NRM legislators, independent leaning NRM MPs and NRM district leaders across the country.

President Yoweri Museveni has summoned a section of National Resistance Movement - NRM party leaders, to discuss cohesion in the aftermath of the 2016 general election and alleged displeasure over recent cabinet appointments.

NRM parliamentary caucus spokesperson Denis Hamson Obua told Uganda Radio Network this morning that the president was meeting selected NRM legislators, independent leaning NRM MPs and NRM district leaders across the country.

The meeting is taking place at State House Entebbe later today.

Uganda Radio Network has learnt from sources that Museveni who is also the chairperson of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) party wants to discuss with the leaders,  how best they can work together over the next five years, regardless of the outcome of the polls.

The source said that the meeting will also review concerns from members who expressed discontent over recent cabinet appointments.

Before setting off from parliament, Ruhinda County MP Captain Mugabe Donozio Kahonda told URN that the president is meeting the leaders from Mitooma district to discuss and settle differences that arose from the just concluded general election.

Captain Kahonda defeated Kahinda Otafiire-the Constitutional Affairs Minister-designate in the recent parliamentary election. Otafiire lost to Kahonda both during NRM party primaries and in the general election. The parliamentary campaigns between the two were marred with violence.

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Kumi Woman MP Monica Amoding also said that they were invited as part of a regional consultation that is going in the NRM party to build harmony.
 
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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.