The Ruling NRM Party Secretary General, Justine Kasule Lumumba, says her Secretariat in Kampala will campaign against the party’s Members who will contest as independents after losing in Party Primaries.
Lumumba was on Friday addressing all NRM aspirants at all the different elective posts during a party program sensitization and familiarization dialogue for Busoga sub region at Jinja Christian
Centre in Jinja town.
According to URN, she said aspirants who will fail to get the party’s will have breached the NRM rules if they failed to rally before the officially elected flag bearer.
Kasule Lumumba explains that while as there is no law that stops one from contesting as individual, those that choose to go against the party arrangement will be campaigned against by a team from her office.
The newly passed Constitutional Amendments Bill 2015 allows MPs to cross from one party to another.
Those who lose in the NRM primaries will be allowed to return as independents in the 2016 general elections.
While minister of Trade and Cooperatives, Amelia Kyambadde, says the new secretariat including Lumumba and NRM Electoral Commission chairperson, Tanga Odoi, is bent on destroying the party, Kasule acts otherwise.
She is bent on solidifying support for the ruling party at all costs.
Meanwhile, a day after independent MPs got permission to cross over to parties of their choice, Kabale legislators, Hon Ritah Ronah Ninsiima, told media she had decided on remaining an independent.
“I am deciding to remain independent because my supporters are comfortable with it,” Ronah said promising to contest with party flag bearers.
Kabale Municipality MP, Hon Andrew Baryayanga Aja, said he is coming independent.
“It is more advantageous to come as independent than holding two elections,” he said.
Hon Asuman Kiyingi, state minister for Works and Transport will be running for Bugabula south constancy seat on NRM ticket and will participate in the primaries.