By Nasser Kasozi Akandwanaho
President Yoweri Kaguta Tibuhaburwa Museveni who is also the National Resistance Movement (NRM) flag bearer in the 2021 presidential contest is set to kick off his campaigns in Greater Luwero today.
This was revealed by the Party Secretary-General, Rt. Hon. Justine Kasule Lumumba while addressing journalists at the party headquarters in Kampala on Sunday 8th Novemeber 2020.
Lumumba said that the NRM presidential campaigns shall commence on Monday, 9th, November with Mr Museveni meeting NRM leaders from Greater Luweero districts which include, Luweero Nakaseke and Nakasongola at Kawumu in Luweero District.
According to Hon. Lumumba, the meetings will have the party flag-bearers at all levels including Members of Parliament (2021-2026), district women representatives and representatives of the special interest groups, incumbent NRM MPs and those on the independent ticket but NRM leaning.
Other persons to attend meetings shall include flag bearers for City Mayors, City Division councillors, District Chairpersons, NRM district executive committee, chairpersons of the district NRM leagues, chairpersons of the district councils for the special interest groups, incumbent mayors for municipalities, flag bearers for positions of mayors for municipalities, municipal executive committees, chairpersons of municipal leagues, chairperson of the branch where the meeting will be held and the chairperson of the village where the meeting will be held.
She revealed that this time-round, campaigns shall be village-based as opposed to holding rallies due to the coronavirus pandemic regulations set by the Ministry of Health.
“We would have loved to hold mass rallies and meet with all our supporters, but due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we choose to protect their lives,” Lumumba said.
The campaigns are to be carried out on a door to door level by the NRM village chairpersons. We will require them to first talk to their family members and then other people in the villages to help deliver victory for the party at all levels,” Lumumba emphasized.