By Kampala Post Reporter
KYANKWANZI. The NRM National Chairman and President, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has this Monday afternoon spoken out on the recommendations by different Party organs encouraging him to continue steering the leadership of NRM and the government in 2021 and beyond.
"I thank my colleagues in CEC (Central Executive Committee) and the NRM Parliamentary Caucus for forwarding my name to continue adding more steps on our mission-oriented journey,” a statement by the NRM Communication Manager, Rogers Mulindwa quoted the President as he addressed the NRM Parliamentary Caucus, now for a retreat in Kyankwanzi.
Museveni said, together with the Party membership coupled with the assured economic recovery, NRM was destined to deliver the country to higher levels. Speaking with emphasis on ‘a mission-oriented leadership’, the President said he was confident that there are very many good steps already implemented in a very positive direction.
"Am therefore very pleased with your confidence in me and since am still very able and I happen to be among the most conversant with this journey, I happily agree to serve," he said fetching a loud cheer from the Legislators who nominated him unanimously on Sunday.
He added, "I am very convinced that together we can make NRM invulnerable, not vulnerable to any attack when we budget well, deal with the issues of the youth & job creation among others".
On Sunday, the NRM Parliamentary Caucus unanimously supported the Chobe Resolution by the Party's Central Executive Committee (CEC) to have the National Party Chairman and President Yoweri Museveni contest again as a sole candidate in the 2021 election and beyond.
The position by the NRM legislators was taken shortly after the presentation by the Party Secretary General Justine Kasule Lumumba on the topic "Towards 2021: Milestones & Strategies for the NRM Party." During her address, SG Lumumba read out to members the Chobe resolutions.
Unlike in 2015, where Museveni's sole candidature was fronted by now State minister for Investment, Evelyn Anite, the 2021 sole candidate motion was presented by Hellen Asamo, MP representing PWDs in Eastern Region.
Beatrice Anywar in Kyankwanzi
Meanwhile Kitgum Woman Member of Parliament Beatrice Anywar, formerly of opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party is also attending the NRM Caucus Retreat in Kyankwanzi. Pictures shared by Mulindwa show the former opposition diehard in yellow, mingling with fellow legislators.