National Resistance Movement (NRM) secretary general, Justine Kasule Lumumba, has asked Ugandans to avoid making statements which may cause divisions amongst Ugandans.
Lumumba was quoted as saying the winners in the ongoing elections are now responsible for the all those who voted for them and should be the ones to advise them to stop tell one another how they voted and also stop making divisive statements.
She said Ugandans should not commit to expounding on president Museveni’s comments without in-depth analysis.
“It is advisable to restrain ourselves from making divisive comments and restrain ourselves from expounding on the president’s comments [on the voting patterns] without in-depth analysis or accurate information from him to avoid quoting him out of context.”
She also said that they shall retreat and conduct an in-depth analysis of the campaigns and results as a party.
“It’s important to have a common stand as a party to explain election results so that we can plan for a better 2026. Individual opinions and explanations used by some leaders to suit their situations could injure the party and Uganda as a country.”
“For everything there is a season, there is time for everything; A time to plant and a time to weed and harvest what is planted, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to politic and a time to work and deliver on promises and pledges to the public.”
She said the Movement pledged to work for and with everyone and also noted that President Museveni is ready to dialogue with anyone unconditionally.
“We intend to implement our manifesto to the letter and the public can hold us accountable on our manifesto since it’s the social contract we made with the Ugandans irrespective of political affiliation.”