NRM blocks anti-age limit MPs from conference

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Lumumba and her deputy Richard Todwong addressing press at party headquarters along Kyadondo Road.

The ruling National Resistance Movement [NRM] MPs who voted against the age limit bill will not attend the upcoming national delegates conference scheduled for January 25, 2020 at Namboole stadium.

NRM Secretary General, Justine Kasule Lumumba, revealed this during the second meeting of the 3rd National Conference, as a unanimous decision of the secretariat.

Lumumba said the NRM national chairman also President Museveni gave guidance that for those Members of Parliament “who did not move with the party when we were having Constitutional amendments will not be invited”.

“Therefore we don’t expect them to attend the national conference,” she noted, quickly adding, that unless they cleared by the party’s disciplinary committee.

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The affected MPs include; Barnabas Tinkasimire (Buyaga West), Theodore Ssekikubo (Lwemiyaga County), Patrick Nsamba (Kassanda North MP), John Baptist Nambeshe (Manjiya County), Sam Lyomoki (Workers), Monica Amoding (Kumi Woman Member), Louis Mbwatekamwa Gaffa (Kasambya County MP), Sylvia Rwabogo (Kabarole district Woman MP), Silvia Akello (Woman MP, Otuke District), Maurice Henry Kibalya (Bugabula south MP), Johnson Muyanja Ssenyonga (Mukono County South), and Felix Okot Ogong (Dokolo County MP).

Mbwatekamwa told NTV said they are being locked out because NRM intends to make President Museveni a sole candidate in 2021 elections which they intended to object to.

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