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    Karamoja MPs Unite in Support of Musevenis 2026 Presidential Bid

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    Karamoja MPs Unite in Support of Musevenis 2026 Presidential Bid
    • June 24, 2024 • 27 days ago
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    MPs from Uganda's Karamoja sub-region have endorsed President Yoweri Museveni as the sole NRM candidate for the 2026 presidential elections, citing peace, stability, and development in their region as key reasons. The endorsement, witnessed by NRM Secretary General Richard Todwong, signifies strong regional support and aims to streamline campaign efforts.

    Members of Parliament from Uganda's Karamoja sub-region have officially endorsed President Yoweri Museveni as the sole candidate for the National Resistance Movement (NRM) in the 2026 presidential elections.

    This endorsement was solidified during a mobilization tour in Moroto town, Moroto district, witnessed by NRM Secretary General Rt. Hon. Richard Todwong.

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    The meeting saw the participation of 18 out of 25 Karamoja MPs, who expressed their unwavering support for Museveni, citing the relative peace, stability, and inclusion of the Karamoja people in national development as key reasons for their decision.

    "We have experienced significant growth and development under President Museveni's leadership," said Hon. Remigio Achia, MP for Pian County. "Our region has seen unprecedented levels of peace and stability, which has allowed us to focus on development and improving the lives of our people. This is why we believe President Museveni is the best candidate to lead us forward."

    The endorsement ceremony included the signing of a banner bearing a petition to President Museveni, overseen by NRM Electoral Chairman Dr. Tanga Odoi.

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    The MPs and district party leaders made a public declaration of their commitment to support and campaign for Museveni as the NRM candidate in the upcoming elections.

    Rt. Hon. Richard Todwong praised the unity and resolve of the Karamoja MPs.

    "Your support is a testament to the positive impact of President Museveni's leadership in this region. The peace and development seen here in Karamoja is a model for the rest of the country," he stated.

    Todwong also highlighted the importance of this endorsement in the broader context of national politics.

    "This unified support from Karamoja strengthens the NRM’s position and underscores the trust and confidence that the people have in President Museveni’s vision for Uganda."

    The MPs' decision to back Museveni without internal contest within the NRM demonstrates a strategic move to consolidate support early in the election cycle.

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    This move is expected to streamline campaign efforts and focus resources on winning the national vote.

    Hon. Stella Atyang, MP for Moroto District, emphasized the inclusive policies of the Museveni administration as a critical factor in their decision.

    "Under President Museveni, Karamoja has not been left behind. Our voices are heard, and our needs are addressed. We are committed to ensuring that this progress continues," she said.

    The endorsement from Karamoja MPs also reflects the region’s appreciation for the security initiatives that have transformed the area from one plagued by cattle rustling and conflict to a more peaceful and stable environment.

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    "Our support for President Museveni is rooted in the tangible benefits we have seen in our region," said Hon.

    John Baptist Lokii, MP for Matheniko County.

    "The stability has allowed us to invest in education, healthcare, and infrastructure, which are critical for our future."

    As the 2026 elections approach, the NRM's strategy to rally support from key regions like Karamoja will be crucial. The unified endorsement from Karamoja MPs sends a strong signal of solidarity and confidence in Museveni's continued leadership.In conclusion, the MPs from Karamoja have made a decisive and unified stand, supporting President Yoweri Museveni's bid for re-election.

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    This endorsement underscores the importance of peace, stability, and development in securing political support and sets the stage for the upcoming electoral campaigns.

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