NRM Taskforce spokesperson, Hon.Mike Sebalu, says the ruling party is strong because it has a leader who has managed to deliver in very hard circumstances.
Sebalu was analysing the current political situation as NRM celebrates 30 years in power on NBS TV morning breeze programme on Thursday.
“If you find an economy in negative, bringing it to zero is progress. Steady progress,” Sebalu maintained, asking the country to appreciate NRM’s progress.
That is why Ugandans continue to vote President Museveni back, Sebalu said, adding that the people know what they want.
He said before the biometric voter verification system, some doubted the Electoral Commission.
“The system is here and they are discrediting its ability. Disappointing.”
Sometimes, Sebalu noted, the president says things “in passing” but that “doesn’t mean it’s principle”.
Taking a swipe at opposition, Sebalu said there are those who are building a notion that they can only lose when they are rigged out.
“That’s not right. If there is no rigging, President Museveni can’t lose. He has won in the past despite rigging.”
He said NRM is a massive party, it has mass support and that it should not surprise anyone if a big party wins an election.
“When you talk about 30 years, you need to make a distinction between NRA & NRM. It’s been 10 years of NRM (multiparty sys).”
He added: “When NRM took power, Uganda was in a coma. Today, the patient is well especially in areas of security, infrastructure.”
To Sebalu, NRM is using artistic impressions of roads in their campaign because they are “looking into the future”.