The ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party Secretary General Justine Kasule Lumumba has attributed her party’s victory in the just concluded elections to “good service delivery.”
Ugandans went to the polls on Thursday January 14, 2021 to choose the next President and Members of Parliament.
The NRM did not only win the presidency but also scooped majority of the slots for Members of Parliament.
The party presidential flag bearer Yoweri Kaguta Museveni defeated his 10 rivals with 58.64% of the valid votes cast.
Justine Kasule Lumumba, the Secretary General of NRM party attributed NRM’s victory to good service delivery.
“The whole of the northern part, NRM has won. But at the same time, when it comes to Eastern Uganda, we have been able to win in Teso where there is even a presidential candidate from that place. I think that was based on the issue of service delivery but most importantly, being in touch with the people as a party,” said Lumumba.
“We are leading in Sebei, we are leading in Elgon with the exception of the city (Mbale city). We are leading in Bukedi, we are leading to Busoga,” she added.
Addressing the party’s poor performance in Buganda sub region, Lumumba said, “for some of the districts, yes, it has not all been good, especially in Central but we have been able to win in some. Museveni has won in Mubende, the presidential candidate won in Kyankwanzi, Rakai, Lyantonde, Lwengo. He has also been able to win in some other constituencies.”
“As Secretary General of NRM, I am seeing light. What we have to do as a party especially in Central, we have to get back to the drawing board, and get to know exactly what happened, where it happened and what the way forward is. And that is the responsibility for us as leaders, not only we at the center but working together with leaders at the lower level,” she added.
Asked whether she would attribute poor service delivery to constituencies where NRM lost, Lumumba replied that even in areas where the ruling party performed poorly, the Government has been able to deliver.
She added, “That is why I am saying that we are going back to the drawing board to understand what happened to particular areas. We should not make it general. If it is Namayingo district, discuss with the people of Namayingo district. If it is an issue of people of Luweero, let’s discuss with the people of Luweero. It is not that it is one size fits all.”
Luweero, Kampala and Wakiso districts are one of the districts that massively voted the opposition especially candidates of National Unity Platform.