Hamson Obua, the Government Chief Whip, on Thursday endorsed President Yoweri Museveni as the sole candidate for the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) in the 2026 General Elections.

He made the endorsement while paying a courtesy call at the Office of the NRM National Chairman (ONC) Kyambogo where he met and held deliberations with the Head of office, Hajjat Uzeiye Hadijah.

“The Chief Whip also used this opportunity to endorse H.E Kaguta Museveni as a sole candidate for the 2026 General Elections,” said the ONC.

The two leaders further agreed to work together in mobilising the Office of the NRM National Chairman and the NRM Parliamentary caucus to fast track implementation of the party Manifesto.

While launching the ‘Omalako Jjajja Tova Ku Main’ campaign, a couple of months back, Hajjat Hadijah Uzeya Namyalo, who also doubles as a Senior Presidential Advisor and the coordinator of Bazzukulu movement, said that President Museveni has implemented alot and must contribute more to the development of the nation.

“We came to this conclusion after looking back at what he has achieved since he came to power in 1986 and also the plans he has ahead for us as his Bazukulu,” Namyalo said.

Namyalo emphasised that many projects are Jjaja Museveni’s efforts like oil, Parish development model, Emyooga among others like creating jobs for his bazukulu as well as take Uganda to a higher level of middle income status.

“Already many Bazukulu are employed in the oil-related field and only those opportunists whose mental interpretation of Uganda’s economic prospects can support the selfish imperialists,” Namyalo said in a separate statement.

Hajjat Namyalo makes case for why Museveni as a sole candidate

Only enemies of development would want Jjaja Museveni not to stand again for presidency. We can look at the most recent example where bootlickers of the former colonial masters supported efforts by the European Union to stop the East African Crude Oil Pipeline basing on irrelevant claims.

Why would you want to drop such a leader with a big vision for Uganda and choose someone else who has no blueprint for what he wants to do for the country?

Under Jjaja Museveni, all sectors have grown by leaps and bounds. The list is endless; education, health, agriculture, infrastructure, tourism, ICT, transport, security to name but a few.

Uganda has come from afar with two coups written on the wall- Iddi Amin toppling Milton Obote and in 1985- when Tito Okello Lutwa was toppled.

We are not ready to go through that history that we have been told by our parents and grandparents.

President Museveni came in after the 1980-1986 liberation war and redeemed this nation after years of turmoil.

He opened political space to allow multiparty politics where the voters decide who should lead them. Our dear Jjaja has severally defeated opposition candidates because of the tremendous support from us the bazukulu. And we are saying we are ready to support him again in 2026.

Most recently The International Monetary Fund predicted that Uganda’s economy will grow by more than 5%. All this is because our jjaja has put in place policies that favour the growth of the private sector by ensuring many citizens shift from subsistence to a money.

Many of us Bazukkulu are what we are because of your economic empowerment program like the youth livelihood, Emyooga and the Parish development model.

Finally, we would like to warn all those who have been attacking bazukulu that the strong arm of the law will come after you. We are law abiding citizens and we deserve all our rights. Let us support our candidates without turning violent against one another because we are all bazukulu.

Kungu Al-Mahadi Adam is an experienced Ugandan multimedia Journalist with a background of fact checking and thorough research. He is very passionate about current African affairs particularly Horn of Africa. He...

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