Lira—August 17, 2020: After announcing end of his membership with UPC party 24 days ago, Morris Chris Ongom has confirmed he is now a member of the ruling party—NRM.
Addressing the media in Lira City on Monday afternoon, Mr Ongom said, “it’s now 24 days since I addressed you on the question of my ideology and participation in the 2021 general elections.”
“As you all know, Lira became an industrial and commercial city on 8 August 2020. I congratulate the people of Lango and Uganda upon the achievement of this great milestone,” he added.
The Global Forum For Development (GLOFORD Uganda) CEO offered his deepest gratitude to God and to all those he consulted widely on this quest for socio-economic transformation and sustainable Lira City aspirations.
“Having participated ably now in the democratisation process of Uganda for more than two decades as a leader, aware of the call upon me to raise the next generation of transformed leaders for Lango, Uganda and Africa, cognizant of the enormous responsibility to reshape the governance of our land and beyond, I therefore declare today 17th August 2020 that I am now officially a member of National Resistance Movement,” he said in his statement.
Secondly, he adds: “In view of the current leadership expedition by sons and daughters of this nation and much convinced that my orientation, training, positioning, preparation, experience now warrant me to contribute to the building of our society, I would therefore declare my bid for the Lira City Mayorship race by seeking for endorsement and eventual election by NRM membership.”
Mr Ongom says he’s a gifted transformation leader and sustainable development entrepreneur whose life has revolved around humanity and service for the better part of his youthful and now adult life.
Ahead of 2021 general elections, Lira City is politically managed by acting City Mayor Mike Ogwang Olwa Veve (UPC).
Mr Olwa’s office is wanted by more than three aspirants.