NRM Hasn’t Endorsed Mbabazi—Lumumba

National Resistance Movement (NRM) General Secretary Justine Kasule Lumumba has penned a letter to inspector general of police informing him that Amama Mbabazi’s intention to start consultative meetings as a NRM flag bearer is illegal.

Amama staring at Justine Lumumba Kasule
Amama staring at Justine Lumumba Kasule

Kasule Lumumba noted that Mr. Mbabazi’s intention to contest for president as an NRM flag bearer has not been endorsed by party hence illegal.

“Hon.Mbabazi is not an aspirant sponsored by the NRM political Organisation within the meaning of NRM constitution and law,” the letter reads.

“Hon. Amama Mbabazi’s aspirations as an aspiring candidate for president for the 2016 general election have not been endorsed by NRM.”

Lumumba notified Inspector General of Police that Mbabazi has no locus standi to hold public meetings as a perspective presidential flag bearer of the party.

She quoted a number of sections within the NRM manifesto that dictate how the party flag bearer is elected.

She further said NRM Electoral Commission can only nominate aspirants who have been recommended to the National Conference by the National Executive Council.

“Hon Amama Mbabazi has not been recommended by either the Central Executive Committee or the National Executive Council as a presidential aspirant,” the letter further reads.

Last week, Former prime minister wrote a letter to Electoral Commission informing them that he will start countrywide consultative meetings early next month.

Mr. Mbabazi who declared his desire to stand for presidency in 2016 first within the NRM as its flag bearer; and later on, in the whole country last week has stirred crisis within the ruling party.

Lumumba’s Letter