President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni revealed that the politics of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) is founded on science, not guesswork, and is committed to addressing the challenges faced by Ugandans.
Speaking at a rally in support of NRM flag bearer Samuel Engola Okello Junior during the Oyam North Parliamentary By-election campaign, President Museveni highlighted the party’s dedication to providing solutions for the nation’s issues.
Recalling the NRM’s origins, President Museveni shared that even during their struggle against Idi Amin, their focus was on the greater good rather than personal gain.
He recounted the story of how he, along with others, resisted opportunism after Amin’s rise to power, opting instead to pursue value and not positions or money.
President Museveni affirmed that the NRM’s involvement in leadership is driven by their ability to address the concerns of the people effectively. He encouraged the electorate to evaluate leaders based on their capabilities and commitment to peace and development.
The President highlighted the significance of Education and introduced the concept of “Lonyo” (wealth) as a crucial aspect that complements development.
He reiterated the NRM’s commitment to Education for all through initiatives like Universal Primary Education (UPE) and emphasized the importance of preventing diseases through vaccination.
Drawing parallels between Okello Junior and biblical disciples, President Museveni praised him as a potential torchbearer of his late father’s legacy. Okello Junior pledged to continue the work of his father, promising solid representation for Oyam North in Parliament.
Engola Okello Samuel (C) accompanied by his wife during a rally at Otwal Primary School grounds. PPU Photo
The NRM Secretary General, Hon. Richard Todwong, expressed gratitude for the peaceful campaign and reported that 900 people from the opposition’s Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) had joined the NRM during the campaign period.
As the people of Oyam North prepare to head to the polls on July 6, 2023, to elect their new Member of Parliament, the NRM showcased its dedication to providing effective leadership and addressing the needs of the nation.