The National Resistance Movement (NRM) Secretary General, Rt Hon Justine Kasule Lumumba, over the weekend told the people of Kasese district not to be distracted by opposition ploys.
Lumumba was presiding over at the closing ceremony of the district NRM retreat held at Rwenzori High School, Ibanda Kyanja Town Council in Busongora North Constituency, Kasese District.
NRM leaders asked Lumumba for reassurance citing the determination by members of the opposition to drag the party chairman and President Museveni to the International Criminal Court [ICC] for crimes against humanity.
Last week, the People’s Government said it had gathered over 500,000 signatures to submit their petition to The Hague.
In response, Lumumba warned the district against getting lured into continued “lies and gimmicks” by the Opposition.
She further stressed that President Museveni is voted by the people of Uganda to serve their mandate and that whatever he is doing, he does it with in the laws of the constitution of Uganda.
She urged the electorates not to engage in what she termed “time wasting activities”.
Lumumba assured NRM leaders that as long as they were united, anything was possible.
She then handed over Shs20m on behalf of the Party Chairman and President Museveni to help cater for the retreat costs.
The acting NRM District Chairperson, Fred Police Businge, noted that one of the main reasons for holding the three-day retreat was to unite and re-energise the party structures ahead of the 2021 elections.
He said they decided to come together to forge a way forward on how to change the political spectrum in the district in favour of NRM.
Mr Godfrey Baluku Kabyanga, the municipality mayor, assured the Secretary General that the leaders unanimously passed a resolution endorsing President Museveni as the sole candidate and presidential flagbearer for 2021.