National Resistance Movement (NRM) will dismiss party members contesting as independent candidates in the 2016 parliamentary elections after losing in the just concluded party primaries.
Addressing media today at the party headquarters, party General Secretary Kasule Lumumba said whoever is planning to contest as independent will cease to be a party member.
“Whoever is planning to go as an independent will cease to be a member of National Resistance Movement,” she said. “We have a party code of conduct that party members must follow.”
Lumumba said she is waiting for a report from the party Electoral Commission, and then also will make a report to submit to the party Central Executive Committee (CEC).
She said NRM will launch its manifesto on 5th November and have the first rally on 9th November in Luweero.
“Luweero is Mecca of NRM we always begin campaigns there. Whether there’s candidate going there before us, we will begin there,” she said.
She said the party is going to set up a committee to handle election grievances, urging all contestants who lost in NRM primaries to front their grievances at the new committee that will be sitting at the secretariat.
Lumumba noted that NRM is still a peoples’ favourite party.
“Efforts put in by party supporters, painting nails, hair and going to vote shows you people love the NRM.”