The National Resistance Movement (NRM) Secretary-General Rt. Hon. Justine Kasule Lumumba has clarified that former Premier Rt. Hon Patrick Amama Mbabazi has never quit the Party.
She made the revelations while appearing on one of the local television stations, on Thursday, January 23.
According to Ms. Lumumba, the secretariat has no records pinning Rt. Hon. Amama Mbabazi as a Party deserter.
“He even never returned our card or made any humiliating attacks on the Party and we still treasure him as a member of NRM,” she said.
She further urged the Party leadership to pick lessons from the current trend of events between H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and Mbabazi.
“Genuine friendship lasts forever. The two have been good friends for long and as their juniors, we only need to pick lessons from them”, she stressed.
On preparations ahead of the National Delegates Conference this Saturday, SG Lumumba said the Party was proceeding well with the accreditation of all NEC members completed in Kololo.
The main purpose of the conference is to effect amendments to the NRM Constitution
“The lists of delegates to attend the conference have been verified and approved by the District NRM Leadership. These are going to be displayed at the NRM offices for any person to view and ensure that only those on the lists attend the Conference,” Ms Lumumba said.
“The public is hereby informed and cautioned that only displayed delegates on the lists at the NRM Offices will be accredited to attend the above meeting and therefore no claims whatsoever will be entertained from any non-participants travelling to Kampala for the Conference. Delegates are also advised to come with their National Identity Cards,” she added.
All delegates are expected to transport themselves to Kampala.
The conference is being organized by the National Secretariat under the supervision of the oversight committee comprising some CEC members headed by the First National Vice Chairperson Rt. Hon. Al-Hajj Moses Kigongo.