Office of the National Chairman (ONC) manager, Hajjat Hadijah Namyalo Uzeiye has today held a strategic meeting with National Resistance Movement (NRM) District Chairpersons in Buganda central region to discuss the way forward on how to reclaim the party’s support ahead of 2026 general elections and implement the NRM manifesto.
According to sources placed at the Kyambogo- based offices, the District chairpersons revealed to Hajjat Namyalo that they have been compelled to join her office and the entire ONC team after realizing that the party secretariat has been sidelining them in most of the party activities as witnessed by the declining support in the central region.
Furthermore the chairpersons noted that, as the lead party mobilisers at the district level, they had to join ONC following Hajjat Namyalo’s successful moves in bringing back party supporters through economic empowerment not only in central region but through out Uganda, something the secretariat has not done.
”To be honest, what ONC under the leadership of Namyalo has done for the people in Buganda and other regions so far, there is no doubt that come 2026, our work will be simplified especially with the kind of economic empowerment they are getting from the government through ONC, Its a sure deal, this time were are getting 90% votes from Central region” one of the Chairpersons said while assuring Hajjat Namyalo of continuous cooperation and team work to deliver massive votes for President Museveni in 2026 general elections .
During the meeting held at ONC offices in Kyambogo, the NRM leaders commended Namyalo for her wise leadership and instituting coordinators at regional and district levels has revived the NRM publicity that had declined especially in Buganda.
”We are sure that in 2026 we shall scoop all votes in Buganda, you have done a tremendous job because now everyone knows what ONC does previously people didn’t know that there is something called ONC, thanks for being a workaholic Muzzukulu and we are sure even Museveni must be appreciating your sacrifice and handwork,” the leaders unanimously nodded in agreement.
The district leaders however reported to Namyalo that for long they have been ‘crying’ for vehicles to ease their job of hunting for Museveni’s support but also monitoring government programs and service delivery to Ugandans.
In response to this, Hajjat Namyalo wondered how this was the issue given the fact that money for the vehicles of chairpersons was released a long time ago, she however promised to follow up on the matter and have their issues sorted.
The ONC Boss also hailed the NRM Chairpersons for the mighty works they are doing for the ruling party and its Chairman and further encouraged them to work with the ONC coordinators to ensure that Museveni re-captures Buganda which was swept away by the political waves of opposition.
Namyalo emphasized that as the ONC Manager, her target is to see the party chairman and ‘grandfather’ Jajja Kaguta Museveni back on the ballot come 2026 something that thrilled these chairpersons and assured her that they are behind her to achieve this.
”Hajjat we shall surely work with you because we see you are on track, and you are not shaken by the negative wind of enemies, NRM surely needs people like you who stay committed and very loyal to our President. We have now found a new home because we can’t hide this, at Secretariat they do their own things without involving us and that’s why we have now decided to come and work with you,” added the Chairpersons.
Statistics from the previous elections indicate that voters in districts that make up Buganda or the Central region (Kampala inclusive) have constantly been voting more for NRM’s Museveni than any other candidate.
It is worth remebering that the 2001, 2006 and 2011 elections, the opposition whose candidate was Dr Kiiza Besigye, was only able to win one district; Kampala, in each of those elections.
In 2016, with the opposition’s performance against Museveni improving, Besigye was only able to win three districts; Wakiso, Masaka and of course Kampala with 59.97 percent, 50.69 percent and 65.93 percent respectively, of the votes cast.
In the 2021 elections, the battle for the heart and soul of Buganda was won by National Unity Platform (NUP) candidate, Kyagulanyi Robert Ssentamu, something NRM chairpersons with Namyalo feel shouldn’t happen again in 2026.