New State minister for Environment Beatrice Anywar says she is not sorry for joining the ruling NRM party or loving President Museveni.
“I do not have the NRM card yet,” she said Sturday while attending the NRM delegates conference at Namboole stadium.
“Wherever my president is, that is where I have to be.”
Anywar said as a Member of Parliament, she is supposed to be ahead of the people she leads.
“Many people have changed parties and I have no apologies to make.”
Speaking at the same conference, Trade minister Amelia Kyambadde said they were at Namboole to confirm the resolutions that made during the NEC at State House Entebbe, of lining up during internal voting.
“We are also here to strengthen the support of our chairman. We do not feel threatened by other political parties because our roots are too deep.”
Mary Karooro Okurut [General Duties] said this is a solitary conference as well, it has brought people from across the country.
“It is an affirmation of the great leadership from the chairman,” she noted.
Daily Monitor reported that Central Executive Committee (CEC) on Friday passed a resolution endorsing President Museveni’s sole candidature.
In June 2010, the party amended the constitution to ring-fence some positions, especially at the party Secretariat from being competed for in an election and instead granted powers to the national chairman to handpick the office bearers.
Although this conference is not mandated to discuss or approve flag bearers in the 2021 polls, a group of MPs and NRM District chairpersons have planned to move a motion backing Mr Museveni as their sole candidate in the 2021 General Election.
The party is expected to hold its delegates conference in June to elect new leaders and confirm Museveni as their flag bearer in the February 2021 polls.