Officials from the ruling NRM party and a delegation of European Union ambassadors on Wednesday held closed-door bi-lateral talks, which focused on among others, democracy and recently concluded elections.
President Yoweri Museveni, the party chairman, won January 14 election with 58%, followed by Robert Kyagulanyi, who garnered 35%.
NRM Secretary General Lumumba assured the delegation, which was led by Attilio Pacifici, the head of the European Union delegation to Uganda -- that the polling exercise was free and fair.
“In the presence of my colleagues like the NRM Deputy Secretary General, Hon. Richard Todwong, we want to assure you that we had a peaceful election on January, 14th 2021,” Lumumba said.
The meeting was held at the National Resistance Movement party headquarters on Kyandondo Road in Kampala. A number of senior National Resistance Movement (NRM) party leaders attended.
On his part, Pacifici expressed his concern over the growing spread of fake news that intends to create diplomatic standoff between the Government of Uganda and the EU.
“Someone is creating problems between the European Union and the Government. There is a lot of false information circulating and this is spoiling our relationship that has existed for the last four years,” Pacifici said.