Uganda Esalawo 2021: Museveni declared sole candidate for NRM chairman seat

 President Yoweri Museveni has been declared the sole candidate for the NRM chairman seat after the Wednesday deadline elapsed with no one else picking nomination forms.

The NRM Electoral Commission chairperson, Dr.Tanga Odoi, told journalists on Thursday that they will now move to nominate Museveni officially as the only candidate for national chairman seat in the ruling party.

“I can declare to you and to Ugandans that NRM has one contender for national chairman and that is Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. As of yesterday, we have not extended the deadline and accordingly, no one else has expressed interest in becoming party chairperson for NRM,” Dr Odoi said.

He also said Former Makindye East MP John Ssimbwa, who had expressed interest in challenging the incumbent did not commit to picking nomination forms.

“He didn’t commit himself even by paying expression of interest fees. We don’t deal with political realities like that. You can’t come to politics when you are ready.

Election calendar

July 20: Secretary General hands over register of 11.9m NRM voters to the party’s Electoral Commission

July 20-22: Picking of expression of interest and nomination forms for presidential flag bearer, national chairperson and vice chairpersons

July 27-28: Nominations for presidential flag bearer, national chairperson and vice chairpersons

July 30-August 5: CEC and NEC vets presidential flag bearer, national chairperson and vice chairpersons

August 7-8: National Delegates’ conference in line with Covid-19 guidelines to elect presidential flag bearer, national chairperson and vice chairpersons

July 23-31: Online expression of interest and picking nomination forms for Woman MPs, directly elected MPs, LC 5 chairpersons and city mayors.

August 10-11: Nominations at Party EC headquarters for Woman MP, directly elected MPs, LC 5 Chairpersons and city mayors for Western region.

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