Why NRM youth want Mbabazi expelled


NRM Youth Chairman Denis Namara

The NRM youth league has joined other party members calling for disciplinary action against former Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi.

Led by Denis Namara, the NRM Youth League chairman say the youths believe that Mbabazi’s recent declaration to run for presidency in the 2016 general elections is a deliberate attempt to undermine the party structures, where he is still a member.

On Monday last week, Mbabazi issued a five minute video on YouTube saying he would offer himself for election as the NRM’s flag bearer and later presidency.

He said the 2016 elections are about invigorating the country and making it fit for the 21st century and beyond.

On Tuesday, Mbabazi wrote notifying the electoral commission about his intention to contest for the presidency and detailing his countrywide consultation program starting on July 9th in Mbale.

Namara views Mbabazi’s bid as a slap in the face of the party’s quest to promote cohesion.

He cites the NRM Kyankwanzi resolution that endorsed President Yoweri Museveni as the sole NRM candidate for 2016 elections.

He warns that if the disciplinary committee doesn’t reign in on Mbabazi’s conduct, the youths will be compelled to mobilise its 300,000 leaders to defeat his attempts.

Justus Nuwajuna, the Western region NRM youth vice chairman says Mbabazi’s defiance of the party structures should be curtailed since he did not follow the guidelines.

The youths are also demanding for a probe into the source of the money the ex-premier used to mobilise his supporters across the country.

Last week, Evelyn Anita, the Northern Uganda MP petitioned the NRM Central Executive Committee-CEC to expel Mbabazi from the party.

However, the ex-prime minister says he has done nothing wrong.

In his letter to Electoral Commission through his legal representatives, Mbabazi insists he is operation within the law.


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