National Resistance Movement (NRM) electoral commission chairman Dr. Tanga Odoi has said that former Prime Minister Aamama Mbabazi who is set to battle incumbent president for party flag bearer slot did not force party to change rules and regulations that will guide it through primaries in preparation for 2016 general elections.
Addressing media at party headquarters in Kyandodo, Odoi said that the legal team made changes which were approved by central executive committee (CEC).
“The changes were not much. It was just removing fines which Hon. Mbabazi and others were not comfortable with. You tend to magnify that Hon. Mbabazi made us change. No,” Tanga said
He added; “as a party we review our position and where we don’t seem to be doing well or where we an error, correct because we are a people’s party.”
However, Tanga said the condition that aspirants pay before accessing nomination forms and regulations still stands.
Mbabazi is set to meet committee set up by president to discuss his presidential ambitions.
The committee will also try to harmonize with former vice president who has also expressed desire to contest for presidency.
Last week, Mbabazi disagreed with NRM electoral commission chairman Tanga on NRM condition that a candidate first pay for nomination forms before access regulations which will govern the party in the coming polls.
Later, he wrote a letter to president Museveni as party chairman to requesting NRM to rescind the said illegal regulations and makes other regulations that are consistent with the Constitution of Uganda.