KAMPALA- President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni who also doubles as the Current Chairman of the National I Party (NRM) has today picked Nomination forms to contest for the position of Chairman NRM and Presidential flag bearer for the party ahead of 2021 general elections.
According to NRM Electoral Commission Chairman Dr Tanga Odio, President Museveni through his agent whom he did not reveal picked nomination forms at NRM Head Offices at Kyadondo in Kampala.
Dr Tanga Odoi also revealed that Mr Museveni paid Ugx 20m, which for those aspiring to carry the Presidential party flag.
Our sources had earlier indicated that President Museveni would personally picked nomination forms by himself but later cancelled the program and sent someone on his behalf.
Museveni, who has been in power for 35 years, is expected to be widely endorsed for both positions by the party delegates when they meet next month.
NRM has never picked any other flag bearer to contest against Museveni within the party.
It is only former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi and Secretary General who tried to stand against him in 2015 the party laws could not favor him.
Meanwhile Dr Tanga Odoi has said that all those aspiring to contest for Parliament in the NRM primaries will pay Ugx 2m while those who will contest for the Lord Mayoral Seat will pay Ugx 1.5m.
Dr Tanga Odoi also said that LC 5 Chairpersons will pay Ugx 1m while Mayoral Councilors and district Councillors will pay Ugx will pay Ugx 200,000 and Town Council and Sub County Councillors will pay Ugx 150,000 for nomination.
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