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According to the NRM Secretary General, Justine Kasule Lumumba, all candidates will undergo thorough screening to ascertain their capabilities and strengths before their names are forwarded to the National Executive Committee conference in October.
NRM Secretary General, Justine Kasule Lumumba

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All candidates who wish to vie for senior positions in the ruling National Resistance Movement will soon undergo a vetting process of the party top organ.

These positions include National Chairperson; 1st Vice Chairperson; 2nd Vice Chairperson; and Vice Chairpersons in charge of regions.

This decision was reached during a meeting by the Central Executive Committee held at State House, Entebbe on Monday evening.

According to the NRM Secretary General, Justine Kasule Lumumba, all candidates will undergo thorough screening to ascertain their capabilities and strengths before their names are forwarded to the National Executive Committee (NEC) conference in October.

Lumumba says another meeting is scheduled for next week to conduct this exercise, which will include looking at the credentials of those wishing to vie for the party\'s presidential flag bearer.

So far, incumbent President Yoweri Museveni is the only aspirant for the position of party chairman and presidential flag bearer.

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The party is expected to convene its national delegates\' conference in early October to elect its leaders.

During the CEC meeting, the fate of the four rebel MPs, Theodore Ssekikubo (Lwemiyaga County), Wilfred Niwagaba (Ndorwa East), Mohammed Nsereko (Kampala Central) and Barnabas Tinkasimire (Buyaga East) was not decided.

It was resolved that the President meets them again to discuss their issues; including a resolution to allow them participate in the NRM primaries.

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Tinkasimire and Ssekikubo have already picked nomination forms from the NRM to contest in the NRM primaries slated for this month.

Nsereko told Uganda Radio Network that he plans to stand as an independent and is confident of a landslide victory.

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