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NRM Submits five million signatures to Electoral Commission to support President Museveni Nomination

KAMPALA- The ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party has today October 2nd 2020, submitted signatures that are mandatory requirements for the nomination of President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni as a presidential candidate for the next coming elections.

The submission of the signatures is in conformity with the Presidential Elections Act 2005.

According to the NRM Communications Officer Rogers Mulindwa, the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) submitted a list of over 5 million signatures of registered voters to the Independent Electoral Commisdion supporting the nomination of Yoweri Kaguta Museveni as the Party Presidential Flag bearer 2020/2021.

The Secretary General Hon. Justine Kasule Lumumba was represented at the function by her Deputy,  Hon Richard Todwong and the Deputy National Treasurer Hon Jacquline Kyatuheire.

The document containing the signatures was received by the Acting Electoral Commissiin Secretary Leonard Mulekwa on behalf of the Commission. 

While handing over the signatures, Hon Todwong said the Party had collected over 5 million signatures from registered voters across the 142 districts of Uganda.

“We are submitting the signatures early enough to enable the Commission carry out the verification exercise on time”, Todwong said.

 The Electoral Commission Acting Secretary General, Mulekwa commended NRM for honouring the National Road map by submitting the signatures which is legal requirement.

The Deputy Secretary General of the NRM Richard Tadwong preparing to hand over the book containing the signatures supporting President Museveni nomination

Speaking at the same function, the Deputy National Treasurer Hon Jacquline Kyatuheire commended the Party members across the country for their overwhelming response towards this exercise. 

She was quick to apologise to the rest of the members that the Secretariat couldn’t reach out to all members who wanted to be part of the exercise.

According to Mulindwa President Yoweri Museveni will be officially presented to Electoral Commission  for nomination by the Secretary General on November 2nd 2020,  at 10am.


Patson Baraire Mushaija
Patson Baraire Mushaija
Patson Baraire Mushaija is a Seasoned Journalist. He has an experience of Field and Community reporting for over 20 years. He started his career at Daily Monitor in the 1990s and is known for breaking major stories that remain topical issues today like the Bwindi Massacre and Kibwetere Inferno. He also worked at New Vision before concentrating on Digital Media. He has worked as reporter and news editor for a number of Media Organisations. Baraire is a family man, practicing farmer, and public speaker, is passionate about community Journalism. He is currently a Co-Editor at the Informer Ug an Online Publication in Western Uganda. Patson is widely traveled in East and Central Africa where he has attended several media training and Election Monitoring. He is passionate about Environmental Issues and Health Reporting.


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