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President Museveni campaigns for NRM flag bearer in Oyam North By-election


President Museveni campaigns for NRM flag bearer in Oyam North By-election

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.

President Yoweri Museveni handing over the NRM flag to NRM Flag Bearer of Oyam North constituency Engola Okello Samuel. Photo by PPU/Tony Rujuta.

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.

Sarah K. Biryomumaisho is a Multimedia journalist (Broadcast & Writing) with 11 years of experience. She holds a Diploma in Business Administration from Makerere Business Institute and a Certificate in Media Management from Women in News. She completed a Course in Wikimedia in 2020, making her one of the very few Wikipedia Editors in the country. She also has a certificate in Gender Justice Reporting from The International Women's Media Foundation, IWMF. She has worked with a number of media houses including 6 Radio stations, most recently Galaxy fm 100.2 & Radio 4. She has worked with Andariya Magazine as a writer. Sarah worked as a Digital Communications consultant for the newly revived Uganda Airlines and is also a Digital enthusiast. She owns a Media Organization called TheUgPost that publishes in Uganda and has a global reach. Twitter;

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