President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has called a meeting of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) Central Executive Committee (CEC) tomorrow.
The meeting will discuss the upcoming extraordinary meeting of the National Conference which will be held on August 18.
Both Central Executive Committee and the National Conference were supposed to meet between August 6-8 however, Museveni, who is the national chairman of NRM postponed the meetings without stating any reason.
Rogers Mulindwa, the spokesperson of the NRM secretariat confirmed the development . Although the letter doesn’t explicitly state it, it’s believed that the meeting will be used to vet candidates who have expressed interest in contesting for various positions on Central Executive Committee .
According to the NRM constitution, Central Executive Committee , the highest policy organ of the party after the National Delegates Conference, has to vet all persons who express interest in contesting to be part of it or being the party’s presidential flag bearer.
The hottest contest is between the speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga and her political foe, Lands state minister Persis Namguganza who are both vying for the 2nd national vice chairperson position.