All the 11 districts/constituencies in Teso subregion have vowed to give 100% support to the candidature of President Yoweri Museveni and Capt Mike Mukula.
The delegates from Teso in a meeting held on Tuesday unanimously endorsed President Museveni as sole candidate of 2021 general elections. The delegation also agreed to return Mukula unopposed as the NRM Vice Chairperson for Eastern region.
The meeting that was held at Widows Conference Centre in Soroti was conducted with strict health guidelines implemented by medical officers from Soroti District COVID-19 Taskforce.
Mukula’s canddiature for NRM CEC Slot has so far received a huge support from subregions of Sebei, Buganda, Bugisu and now Teso. On Wednesday (today), Mukula is expected to meet the District Executive Committee from Bukedi subregion coverifn districts of Pallisa, Kibuku, Butebo etc. On Thursday, Mukula will also consult on his candidature in Busoga subregion.
It should be noted that all delegates nationwide vote for NRM Vice Chairpersons. The candidates have already started picking and returning nomination forms.
Preliminary reports show that President Museveni will return as NRM chairperson and flag bearer, while Hajji Moses Kigongo will also return as NRM national vice chairperson. Rebecca Kadaga will also bounce as National Female chairperson, while Mike Mukula is expected to cruise to victory against Sanjay Tanna. Hajji Nadduli and Matayo Kyaligonza are likely to lose their seats as NRM Vice chairperson for Central region and Western region respectively to Godfrey Kiwanda and Sam Kutesa. Godfrey Nyakana and Simon Aleper have also been tipped to bounce as NRM Vice chairpersons for Kampala and Karamoja respectively. Sam Engola is expected to have a hard time retaining his seat for Northern region following the declaration of Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah.