Kiwanda declares self NRM flagbearer after pressure from Nowip’s Stella Kiryowa

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Kiwanda declares self NRM flag bearer after pressure from Nowip’s Stella Kiryowa. Whisper Eye News

National Resistance Movement (NRM) vice-chairman Buganda region, the former Tourism state minister Kiwanda Godfrey Ssuubi declared himself EALA MP flag bearer for NRM.

The act has forced the NRM Central Executive Committee (CEC) to come out and clear the air that they have not endorsed any candidate for the vacant seat at the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) to replace the late Mathias Kasamba who died early this year.

Whisper Eye News is reliably informed that the Deputy Executive Director for Network for Women In Politics (NOWIP), iron lady Stella Kiryowa has amounted a lot of pressure to the ex tourism minister Kiwanda, prompting him to declare self NRM flag bearer.

A statement issued by NRM Secretary-General Richard Awany Todwong indicate that CEC directed the NRM Electoral Commission to start the process of expression of interest for the by-election of the EALA vacant seat.

Ms Stella Kiryowa

“No decision was made about the candidates and they are strong candidates who have privately expressed interest. The NRM Electoral Commission will announce the roadmap for this process to be completed,” our reliable source privy to the CEC meeting told Whisper Eye News.

Inside sources in NRM say that MPs are willing to vote a new face for the EALA post. According to the majority, Ms Stella Kiryowa tops the list.

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