By Our Reporter
WHEN on Saturday January 25th 2020 cliques among Delegetes booed and blocked Party Secretary General Justine Kasule Lumumba from addressing NRM National Conference at Namboole, questions about competence of this former Bugiri district Woman MP were raised.
Some delegates were heard asking the NRM Chairman to relieve Lumumba of such a very important office and return her successor Rt. Hon. John Patrick Amama Mbabazi in a Delegates Conference expected in March this year.
However, insiders say, Lumumba has hit her target, voices calling for her sacking must be ignored.Rogers Mulindwa, senior ManagerInformation, Commucation and Public Relations at Plot 10 Kyaddondo has saluted Lumumba’s leadership saying, “In 5 years, NRM Secretary General Rt. Hon. Justine Kasule Lumumba hasperfectly steared her team at the NRM Secretariat and her achievements are written on the walls.”
PRESIDENTIAL & PARLIAMENTARY POLLS
Facts shows, ruling NRM won with 60.2% in 2016 Presidential elections.
“A total of 12 NRM MPs sailed through the 2016 elections unopposed and the pary registered overwhelming majority in Parliament with 298 NRM Legislators which is 70.43% of the total Legislators in the 10th Parliament.” Said Rogers Mulindwa.
He said, Rt. Hon. Kasule Lumumba played a pivotal role in harmonising both Speaker and Deputy Speaker positions which were won by NRM members.
Of the five Workers MP, Rogers Mulindwa said, “Four are from NRM, one is Indeoendent but still, NRM leaning. Our Party won 3 out of the 5 slots for Youth MPs. Only two are independents. From the polls for PWD Members of Parlament, NRM secured 3 and the remaining 2 are NRM friendly Independents.”
2016 LOCAL GOV’T ELECTIONS
A total of 15 NRM District Chairpersons were unopposed and the Party won massively in 83 out of 112 Districts.
“Out of the 3267 seats of District Councillos, NRM won 2556 which is 78.2%. We won 14 out of the 35 Mayoral seats and 579 out 968 Municipal Councillors which is 59.8%.” Mulindwa noted, adding, “Of the 1326 Sub Counties countrywide, NRM had 923 candidates winning the LCIII seats making 69.6%. NRM had 10,738 Sub County Councillors unopposed and in total won 12,732 out of the 16,951 seats. We won 174 (70.6%) out of the 229 positions of Directly elected Women Councillors.”
COUNCILLORS REPRESENTING WORKERS
NRM had 56% victory in elections of District Workers Councillors. 48 were unopposed.
LOCAL COUNCIL I ELECTIONS
NRM claimed 72% from the LCI elections across the country.
WOMEN COUNCIL POLLS
NRM swept the Women Councils from villages to the National level. The National Women Council Executive Committee has no single opposition but only NRM who went through unopposed.
NRM GRADUATES FROM RENTING
Most importantly, History will have it that Rt. Hon Lumumba’s creativity and commitment on duty saw NRM mobilise resources to buy off the premises located at Plot 10, Kyadondo Road in Kampala City as the Party Headquatters. Renting is now history. That monthly expenses will now be channelled to other party sectors.