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2021 ELECTIONS: Museveni nominated as NRM presidential candidate.

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KAMPALA – The ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) will this morning officially nominate President Yoweri Museveni as the party’s presidential candidate.

The nomination will happen at the Party’s headquarters at Kyaddondo in Kampala.

President Museveni has already been declared the sole candidate for the NRM chairman seat and is unchallenged as flag bearer after last Wednesday deadline elapsed with no one else picking nomination forms.

The NRM Electoral Commission chairperson, Dr.Tanga Odoi, told journalists last week 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 not ready.

NRM 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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