The ruling party has finally broken silence on members who are burning and tearing up party cards.
Addressing press yesterday, the party deputy secretary general, Richard Todwong, said the cards being torn up were actually fake.
He said all their cards have serial numbers and those being burned are not genuine.
The deputy national treasurer, Kenneth Omona, while appearing on NBS TV Thursday morning said some of the people are getting yellow cards from Nasser Road and making a public show of tearing them up.
He suggested that those staging public spectacles can quit the party if they are tired.
“Those who want to leave the NRM are free to do so. They aren’t tied down,” he told them point blank.
He said where there are challenges in the NRM primaries, the party will sort it out.
He said compiling the register was the work of the Secretary General, Kasule Lumumba.
The NRM Electoral Commission only uses the register given to it by the Secretary General.
He said NRM carried out registration from the lowest grassroots levels after hiring a competent agency to help the NRM in the registration process.
Omona said the NRM registrars aren’t permanent employees, but are contractors.
Political analyst, Charles Rwomushana, speaking on the same show, said mof the communication between the NRM Electoral Commission and Secretariat has been through the Deputy Secretary General.
“As long as it’s about NRM, nothing is out of bounds.”
Rwomushana also criticised the party concerning the national treasurer, Rose Namayanja’s accident.
“How does the NRM party take its own to a first class hospital and leave the others at the scene of the accident?” he queried.
Namayanja’s car knocked a truck along Bombo road while she was rushing to Nakaseke two days back.