The ruling National Resistance Movement [NRM] Central Executive Committee [CEC] has endorsed President Museveni to continue ruling Uganda.
CEC reached a resolution Tuesday at the close of the five-day retreat that has been taking place at Chobe Safari Lodge in Nwoya district.
Rogers Mulindwa, Senior Manager – Information, Communications & Public Relations, told NTV that CEC members were satisfied with the way Museveni has been doing things.
“Members appreciated President Museveni for running the party and country well,” Mulindwa said.
He said the CEC members therefore want other members of the party to think about the matter and let Museveni continue “leading the state in 2021 and even beyond”.
Museveni already has a leeway to pursue life presidency since age limit was scrapped to allow him contest again in 2021 presidential elections.
Olukiiko lw’ekibiina ki NRM olwa Central Executive Committee luyisiza ekiteeso ekisemba era ekikkiriza Pulezidenti Museveni okwesimbawo nga tavuganyiziddwa ku kifo ky’omukulembeze w’eggwanga kamyufu ka NRM. #NTVNews | https://t.co/u3DLRxaeWV pic.twitter.com/NZNbgCb6Vk
— NTV UGANDA (@ntvuganda) February 19, 2019
NRM Secretary General Justine Kasule Lumumba has been given the task of pushing the resolution to other party organs and councils so that it is taken up.
According to Mulindwa, by the time the party sits in the delegates conference, all members will have been approached so they speak with one voice.
According to Mukono Municipality MP, Betty Nambooze, there was also a plan by NRM to scrap elections and ensure the president is only voted by the majority in parliament.
This re-echoes what Investment minister Evelyn Anite did when she kneeled and begged Museveni to stand in the 2016 general elections.
The matter was championed by then NRM SG and Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi who later left government and stood against Museveni.