Road to 2026: ONC team leads reconciliation among Iganga NRM leaders for party success in 2026

Iganga, (UG):- The Office of The National Chairman (ONC) team on the delegation of Hajjat Hadijah Namyalo today (Monday) met and held a meeting with the NRM leaders in Iganga District in a continued by the office to resolve disputes and call for reconciliation among party leaders as the country gears up for the 2026 general elections.

The team led by Hajji Shafiq Mwanje, the Head of Mobilization, and his deputy, Mr Kalema George William alongside ONC coordinators in the region headed by Ms Kyanika Rehema were involved in a closed-door meeting with the district leader, RDCs and their Deputies, CAOs and their deputies, DPCs, DISOs, and other security heads in the eastern Uganda district.

The meeting intended to discuss with the NRM party stakeholders, including the top district officials the ongoing reconciliation process of NRM party leaders that kicked off last week in the Busoga region in preparation for the 2026 general elections.

SPA Namyalo who is acting on behalf of President Museveni, the National Chairman, says the reconciliation process will also harmonize party leadership and structures in order to level the ground for grassroots mobilization for the party ahead of the 2026 general elections.

The process is also intended to engage party leaders in identifying people’s challenges and needs to have them reported and handled by the Office of the National Chairman.

Speaking on behalf of Namyalo at the meeting, Hajji Mwanje Shafiq highlighted the importance of unity and working together as party leaders and different security organs for the good of the people and also achieving victory for President Museveni and other party leaders intending to contest on the NRM card.

He also called upon the leaders to send a message to parents and youths to prioritize acquiring hands-on skills which he said is very key in job and wealth creation to enable all households to get into the money economy as directed by President Museveni.

Adding his advice to the meeting, Mr Kalema, Mwanje’s deputy also implored the leaders and security organs to work together to monitor and ensure that government programs like Emyooga and parish development model (PDM) reach the intended people, ensure service delivery to the people of Iganga district as well as helping locals involved in land disputes as one of the key challenges, especially in Sugarcane growing areas.

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The leaders raised concerns including, internal conflicts especially during primaries, Land disputes, poor road network (Iganga Kumuli Road), the need to revive Busoga University, and declining sugarcane prices among others leading to the decline in the Party support during elections.

In response, Hajji Mwanje and his team advised the leaders especially the NRM District chairperson, Resident District Commission (RDC) to officially write a report with all issues raised to have them addressed by President Museveni through Hajjat Namyalo as the Manager at ONC.

To solve the problem of post-election disputes, ONC’s mobilization chief advised the leaders to identify potential party candidates interested in different elective positions and have them ready even before the Party primaries.

Meanwhile, Iganga District NRM Chairperson, Hajji Abubaker Walubi, called upon Hajjat Namyalo and her team to identify party officials to secure and protect NRM party votes for the President and other leaders as one the ways to avoid post-election disputes that rise from election malpractice.

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According to Walubi, Hajjat Namyalo’s Mobilization strategies and identifying party leaders like ONC coordinators in Busoga Sub-region and the whole country at large have already created a huge impact as far as grassroots mobilization is concerned.

The Iganga District leaders commended Hajjat Namyalo for empowering the Bazzukulu and voters in the Busoga sub-region and other regions.

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