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NRM Elects CEC Leaders Today



The National Resistance Movement party, which is the biggest in terms of representation at Parliament and declared national membership, is going to polls on Thursday to elect the members of Central Executive Committee (CEC).

CEC is the highest policy organ of the party and is composed of the National Chairman, First National Chairman, 2nd National Vice Chairperson Female, Regional Vice Chairpersons and Chairpersons of Leagues. Leagues include veterans, youths, workers, women, diaspora and people with disabilities.

Today’s elections are focused on the 2nd National Vice Chairperson Female and Regional Vice Chairpersons since President Yoweri Museveni and Hajji Moses Kigongo have maintained their positions for Chairman and 1st Vice Chairman respectively unopposed.

Kigongo had competitors but they were convinced out of the race.

For the position of 2nd National Vice Chairperson female incumbent, Speaker Rebecca Kadaga was originally battling three competitors including junior lands minister, Persis Namuganza, Jane Frances Amongin and Deborah Kyazike Kinobe.

Two candidates including; Amongin and Kyazike withdrew from the race during campaigns of Wednesday.

According to CEC sources, Museveni had earlier proposed that Kadaga also remain unopposed but the latter rejected the idea and decided to face her competitors.

The Vice Chairperson North race is tight between the incumbent Sam Engola and Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah. Other candidates are Timothee Okee and Dr. Samuel Oledo.

For Eastern region incumbent Mike Mukula is facing tight competition from former Tororo Municipality Member of Parliament, Sanjay Tanna. Another candidate on the race is John Robert Ekongot.

For Central Region the race is tight between Tourism, Wild Life and Antiquities state minister, Godfrey Kiwanda Ssuubi and businessman Moses Karangwa Kalisa.

The incumbent Hajji Abdu Nadduli was convinced out of the race after a legal opinion from the NRM Secretariat advised that civil servants are not supposed to be involved in partisan politics.

Nadduli is a senior presidential advisor.

In Kampala, incumbent Geoffrey Nyakaana is facing competition from businessman Salim Uhuru and former Rubaga North MP, Singh Katongole.

Karamoja Region Vice Chairperson attracted the candidature of Jimmy Lokoru Tebanyag who wants to unseat Simon Aleper.

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Muntu Blocked in Kamwenge



Alliance for National Transformation presidential candidate Gen. Mugisha Muntu has been blocked from campaigning in Kamwenge according to a statement he released earlier today.Below is the full statement:

Today in Kamwenge, as we have done since the start of the campaign season, we headed out to speak with the people. We had earlier in the week agreed on the venue with security agencies. No one had anticipated that it would rain as much as it did, making it impossible for us or the people to access.

After identifying an alternative place only 100m away from the original venue, negotiating with the owner and communicating the same to the public, we headed to the second venue only to be stopped by police.

Our policy has always been to do all we can to be reasonable, even in the face of unreasonable action on the part of the state. We engaged the police leadership in a civilized, respectable manner well knowing that they intended to not only frustrate us, but cause us to act in ways that would give them an excuse to cause chaos. This was on top of their intimidating the radio we had booked and duly paid to appear on.

While we are confident that we are on the right side of both the law and reason, we have chosen not to endanger the lives of our supporters or the general public by escalating the situation. We will do everything humanly possible to avoid a single life being lost or blood being shed on account of our campaign.

And yet this truth remains: the regime’s days are numbered.



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Is Johnson Byabashaija courting Enid Kukunda for protection?



The very amiable Commissioner General of Prisons Canon Johnson Byabashaija was recently sighted with President Y K Tibuhaburwa Museveni’s second wife Enid Kukunda as the two had a very secretive meeting in one of the city hangouts.

According to our informers, the two seem to be in a deep conversation that they wouldn’t allow a housefly pass around. However, sources further reveal that Byabashaija could have courted the second lady for protection given that he has amassed a lot of wealth and could be a subject of investigations.

Our sources reveal that Byabashaija who carries himself as Mr.I know it all hasn’t met Madam Enid alone but a host of others with connections to the centre of power in the country.

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Bobi Wine released on Bail



Presidential candidate and kyadondo East legislator Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu has been realeased on bail by the Iganga magistrates court where he appeared to defend himself against accusations of flouting COVID-19 campaign SOPs. A defiant Kyagulanyi took the opportunity to blast the incumbent Yoweri Museveni, whom he accuses of using state power to quell dissident.

This follows a tense week that has seen thousands injured and several dead following Hon. Kyagulanyi’s arrest earlier this week. Demonstrations and riots erupted in many parts of the country and heavy police and army deployment was seen all over the country.

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