The ruling NRM Poor Youth Forum has petitioned the party’s disciplinary committee to dismiss President Yoweri Museveni as the national chairman.
In the petition dated June 23, 2015, addressed to the Chairman Disciplinary NRM Party, Kampala, Kato Isa (Chief Petitioner) and Poor Youth national coordinator cites five reasons why Museveni must be dismissed.
Abuse of office
The Chairman Mr. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has misused his office of the national Chairperson. He has failed to give clear guidance to the party for example; in the month of Feb 2014 during the retreat of NRM parliamentary caucus at Kyankwanzi leadership institute, the Chairman was at “watch” as members of parliament violating and breaching the NRM party constitution passing a resolution of endorsing Mr. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni as NRM party sole candidate for Presidential elections 2016.
The resolution is illegal, null and void because it contravened with article 39(1), 35(c) and 39(2) of the NRM constitution.
The chairman is aware of all these constitutional articles but the party constitution was breached under his chairmanship.
He failed to give a clear guidance to the honourable members of parliament.
Clique formation and intrigue
The national chairman of NRM has also went ahead to form cliques and promote intrigue within the party.
The chairman using the NRM parliamentary caucus has usurped all the powers of other party organs like the National Conference (NC), National Executive Committee (NEC) and Central Executive Committee (CEC) among others.
The chairman is using the caucus to pass illegal resolutions like the sole candidate resolution. It was adopted by a wrong forum and this tantamounted to the practice of favouritism by giving preferential treatment to any person advantage as defined in section 4 (1k) of the NRM constitution.
Our chairman is held responsible and accountable for presiding over such an unlawful proceeding where the party constitution was violated.
Failure to give accountability for party funds
Mr. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, our chairman has still failed to account for the income and expenditure of the party.
A case in point is “the movement house project”; at the launch of the project, a lot of money was collected from members at a fundraising ceremony but nothing has ever been put up.
In performance of his duties, the chairman has failed to perform party activities diligently.
He is likely to be a very busy man with state and Government duties.
He is the Chairman NRM, President of the republic of Uganda, Commander in Chief of the armed forces and other responsibilities at a regional level.
All these are demanding offices.
Weakening the NRM party
Our chairman has deliberately weakened the party; he prefers having a weak and poor NRM and having a powerful and rich Museveni.
This has adversely affected the functions of party organs like NC, CEC, NEC, DEC and others.
Their powers have been usurped by the parliamentary caucus that can be easily manipulated.
Request on how to handle Museveni
The youth requested that Museveni be dismissed as National Chairman of NRM party and be held responsible for the atrocities he has committed against NRM.
They also asked the disciplinary committee of the NRM party to summon Mr. Museveni to appear before the committee and investigations be carried against him and in sense of humanity be given an opportunity for a fair hearing.
“That the Chairman of the NRM party steps aside to allow investigations be carried out and to avoid influence peddling.”
Kato called upon members of the NRM and well-wishers to support their petition “to build a strong and sustainable NRM party other than individuals with self-centred interests”.
He says the petition is a representation of the NRM Poor Youth Forum and Members of the NRM party.
Youth allied to Museveni a day back petitioned the disciplinary committee calling for the dismissal of former NRM Secretary General, Amama Mbabazi, from the party.
Supported Youth MP, Evelyn Anite, the pro-Museveni youth accused Amama of causing divisions and weakening the party.
Now pro-Mbabazi youth have fought back.
However, the presidential press secretary, Tamale Mirundi, advised them to first solve the simplest problems like poverty alleviation through wealth creation before they can dare Museveni to be dismissed.