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NRM releases dates for Party Primaries

The National Resistance Movement (NRM) has extended the term of office of its party officials, except for the top nine positions in order to observe anti-Covid-19 guidelines, party officials have revealed.

The party has also thrown an open competition for its presidential flag bearer.

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In the internal elections roadmap released by the party’s electoral commission (EC) chairman, Mr Tanga Odoi, on Friday, the only positions that will be subjected to the process of elections are; the national chairperson, the first national vice chairperson, the second national vice chairperson (female) and the six regional vice chairpersons.

The current holders of these top nine positions in NRM are President Museveni who is the national chairperson, deputised by Mr Moses Kigongo as the first national vice chairperson and Speaker of Parliament, Ms Rebecca Kadaga, as the second national vice chairperson.

The regional vice chairpersons whose positions are up for election are; Capt Mike Mukula for eastern region, Maj Gen (Rtd) Matayo Kyaligonza for western region, Mr Sam Engola for northern region, Mr Abdul Nadduli for central region, Mr Godfrey Nyakana for Kampala region, and, Mr Simon Peter Aleper for Karamoja region.

Mr Odoi said those intending to compete for these top positions will pick expression of interest forms from the party EC headquarters or through the online platform from July 20 to 22 while their nominations will be on July 27 to 28 while vetting by the Central Executive Committee (CEC) and National Executive Committee (NEC) will be done between July 30 and August 5.

At the same time picking of expression of interest forms, nominations and vetting of the top leaders also involves those intending to run for the presidential candidate

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