10 February 2013

Uganda: Jinja NRM Officials Deny 5th Term Talk

There's no grand plan in Busoga to launch a 5th term bid for President Yoweri Museveni when he visits the sub-region on February 13 to preside at the 27th NRM anniversary celebrations, the district Movement leadership has announced.

Responding to 5th term launch claim doing the rounds in Busoga, Jinja NRM Vice Chairman Majid Dhisooka said there is time for everything and now is the time for service delivery. The NRM leader accused government critics of concocting such slanderous allegations to take some shine off the NRM function and its achievements.

Late last year, a section of youths from Busoga foiled a plan by NRM youth leaders led by Eastern youth MP Peter Egwang to launch the fifth term campaign for president Museveni during the national youth day celebrations held at Lwanyama primary school in Kisozi sub county-Kamuli District. The celebrations were presided over by President Museveni and a section of NRM leaders and youths were seen wearing yellow T-shirts with an imprint 5th term.

NRM Youth chairperson Jinja district Faluwa Kitakule who was at the forefront of the botched launch also denied knowledge of a repeat of such a scheme.

"I know one thing that on the 13th of this month, the president will preside over the NRM's 27th anniversary celebrations for Jinja district. Anything beyond that is new to me," he said.

NRM party members in Jinja have said they plan to do some community cleaning. Contrary to the denial, all members participating in the painting of the zebra crossings were clad in their yellow T-shirts with badges reading, Ekisanja okulongosa literally to mean "cleaning another term."

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