The National Resistance Movement (NRM) Parliamentary caucus which is set to begin today at National Leadership Institute (NALI) in Kyankwanzi is to debate on critical issues including how to exclude Kyadondo East legislator Kyagulanyi Robert Ssentamu popularly known as Bobi Wine from the 2021 presidential ballot.
Sources indicate that the NRM’s Parliamentary Caucus is planning to table a bill in the Ugandan Parliament to extend the MPs tenure in office till 2023 irrespective of the supreme court ruling and rejection.
Second a move to enable the majority in Parliament to elect the President of the Republic of Uganda in what is known as a Parliamentary System of electing the president. This is a replica of what was done in 1980 Obote rigid elections.
Third, the most controversial move to block Bobi Wine from appearing on the 2021 presidential ballot. According to NRM MP’s anyone who wants to contest for Presidency must be under a registered Political Party and no independent candidates will be allowed to contest.
This is intended to target Hon. Kyagulanyi Robert Ssentamu who is planning to stand on an independent ticket in the shadow of People Power Our Power movement.
Our sources indicate a hot debate over these three issues as a good number of MPs are opposed to these proposals. And they have put much resistance accusing party leaders to ambush them with such deadly proposals in a time where elections are so close.
If the Bill passed into Law, this means that Bobi Wine will have to be a member of any registered political party to contest with president Museveni.