With almost two months after the issuance of the Roadmap and Strategic Plan for the 2021 general elections by the Electoral Commission (EC), the ruling party, National Resistance Movement (NRM) is set to release theirs on Wednesday.
On December 11, EC announced that polls for President, Parliament as well as Local Governments, will be conducted between January 11 and February 9, 2021 and that a sum of Shs 868.14 billion is required to facilitate the process.
In a statement by the NRM Secretariat Communications Officer, Rodgers Mulindwa, the party’s Secretary General, Justine Kasule Lumumba, will unveil their 2021 Political roadmap to the media on Wednesday at the party’s headquarters.
In December, Dr Tanga Odoi, the NRM Electoral Commission Chairperson, applauded EC for what he termed as “timely” release of the roadmap to the 2021 general elections, saying it was to give NRM an opportunity to thoroughly prepare for the different electoral activities.
“I want to thank the Electoral Commission and the press for highlighting the need for parties not to complain without organising their own houses. As NRM, we were simply waiting for this roadmap and now that it is out, we are going to hold a press conference and unveil our own next course of action,” Odoi said in December.
He added that when elections are hurriedly done in a short period of time, it brings problems within political parties and gives room to people to contest as Independent candidates.
Odoi also revealed that if the party’s Central Executive Committee (CEC) endorses, the Commission will demarcate the country into six or eight regions and have primaries simultaneously held in each region.
But was this idea approved and adopted by the NRM’s CEC? Well, the nation will be knowing today.