The eight-day National Resistance Movement (NRM) Parliamentary caucus retreat at the National Leadership Institute Kyankwanzi has officially ended on Wednesday, March 20.
During the retreat, several resolutions were made that included among others the endorsement of President Yoweri Museveni as the party’s sole candidate in the 2021 general elections and lining up of voters during the party primaries and the formation of a parallel NRM Buganda MPs caucus.
Earlier in the day though, NRM ‘rebel legislators’ who were blocked from attending the retreat had come out to criticise the said resolutions.
The six legislators – Theodore Sekikubo, Barnabas Tinkasimire, Monica Amoding, Patrick Oshabe, John Baptist Nambeshe and Gafa Mbwatekama – also criticised the President for not using the retreat to explain the worsening income inequality.
“We found it worrying that the President seems unbothered about the increasing poverty levels,” they said in a joint statement.
As they talked and talked, the President was showing off his shooting prowess at a range as mesmerized legislators looked on in awe.
All photos by PPU’s Abu Mwesigwa.
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