On Friday 2nd, October 2020, The National Resistance Movement (NRM) submitted lists of signatures of registered voters to the Independent Electoral Commission supporting the nomination of H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni as the Party Presidential Flag bearer 2020/2021.
The Secretary General Rt. Hon. Justine Kasule Lumumba was represented by her Deputy, Hon Richard Todwong and the Deputy National Treasurer Hon Jacqueline Kyatuheire.
The Party submitted over Five million signatures from registered voters across the 142 districts of Uganda.
“I want to take this opportunity to thank all Ugandans who overwhelmingly accepted to pen their Signatures and made this process a success.” the Secretary General Rt. Hon. Justine Kasule Lumumba remarked.
On SIG Elections, the Secretary General informed the media that the NRM registered massive wins at Sub County Elections as Follows;
Elderly: – NRM won 9050 out of 10310 positions representing 95%.
PWD: NRM won 9002 out 10310 Positions representing 95%.
Youth: NRM won 15549 out of 18558 Positions representing 88.3%.
The Secretary General thanked Ugandans for continuing to overwhelmingly support and vote NRM at all levels, a thing she said shows and highlights the Massive grassroot support the party enjoys among the population under the Visionary leadership of HE President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.
On the issue of age limit, the SG said that all members who had won primaries and hadn’t not been nominated because of age limit can now be nominated because the issue was settled by Parliament.
She noted that the Government agreed and amended the Local Government Act that had set an age limit for all aspiring Candidates for the positions of Chairperson at Sub-county, Municipality, City Division, Town Council and Municipal division.
“On the Issue regarding the age restriction for the above positions, government has agreed to amend the local government Act that had set an age Limit,” she said.
“Starting with this ongoing Electoral Process, any aspiring Candidate for the Position of Chairperson at Local Government level must only be 18 and above. Now that these restrictions no longer exist, I call upon all individuals who qualify to go ahead with their plans,” she noted.
Prior to this amendment, any aspiring candidate had to be 30 Years and above but not exceeding 75 Years.
His Excellency the President has agreed and signed off the amendment that abolishes the above Restrictions.
The Secretary General also noted that Primaries for Parliamentary SIGs will be held on 10th October 2020 and called upon all Members to maintain Peace while participating in these elections.
She furthermore called upon the RDCs to ensure that the SOPs are observed and make sure there are washing facilities at every polling station.