Major (Rtd) Awich Pollar Okwir, representing Vice President Jessica Alupo, emphasized the significance of these initiatives in keeping the party dynamic. He stated, "NRM is bound to state building and is dedicated to building permanent institutions. With such initiatives, we are building more leaders who also have a financial base."
The Karamoja Cultural Leader, to be known as Papaa Angasuban was chosen by representatives of the Elders Council, drawn from districts across the region. Each District sent two representatives to the meeting in which 81-year-old Peter Adei from Abim district was named the Interim cultural leader.
The Headmistress, Robina Wazamba, identified the most affected classrooms as those for P4 to P7. With approximately 729 pupils attending the school, only the P7 and P6 students are currently able to continue their studies, while the rest have been sent home.
During a pre-polling stakeholders meeting held at Dwoli Primary School Wednesday evening, the Electoral Commission Chairperson, Justice Simon Byabakama emphasized that any instances of electoral violence during or after the elections would not be tolerated.
During a rally held at Kitana Primary School playground in Kigorobya town council in Hoima on Monday, where he was endorsing Moses Aguuda, the NUP candidate for the upcoming by-election for the Hoima LC V Chairperson’s seat, Kyagulanyi highlighted the dire situation in Bunyoro.
The nominated candidates are Uthman Mubarak Kadir Mugisa of the National Resistance Movement-NRM party, Patrick Musinguzi of the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC, Moses Aguda of the National Unity platform-NUP, Lenox Mugume of the National Economic Empowerment Dialogue (NEED) party and Vincent Muhumuza Savana who came on independent ticket.
The NRM Electoral Commission Chairperson, Dr. Tanga Odoi announced Mugisa’s victory at the Kitoba sub-county headquarters in Hoima around 8:45 pm on Monday. Mugisa defeated five contenders in the by-election. He garnered 11,318 votes, which translates to 53.4 percent of the total votes cast.
The update of the national voters' register will take place from July 24th to July 28th, 2023, while the nomination of candidates will take place from August 30th to August 31st, 2023, at the district headquarters.
Akol garnered 79,692 votes to secure victory in a race that was marred with cases of intimidation and violence. She was followed by the NRM- leaning candidate, Lokwiisk Tychicus Ebukalim who poled 4,942 votes as the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) candidate, Sam Oita Odeke came last with 2,343 votes.
"This by-election can only be characterized as yet another sham, devoid of transparency and legitimacy. We firmly refuse to participate in a process that lacks integrity and does not represent the will of the people of Bukedea,” Amuriat’s statement reads in part.
Enuru and the other Journalists were covering the distribution of election materials around 6:50am when they discovered that some of the voting materials had been tampered with at Bukedea Township Primary School Polling Station.
Omagor was beaten by unknown people in front of the Bukedea EC office on Tuesday. The incident occurred at the entrance to the Bukedea District Returning Officer's office, where Omagor was heading for nomination.
Sam Oita Odeke, the opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) candidate, emphasizes that the district's focus on development is being compromised due to the energy invested in political fights with dissenting individuals.
Omagor, who was scheduled for nomination on Monday, failed to appear after allegedly being attacked by uniformed men on Sunday night. He has since reached an understanding with EC officials in the district, and his nomination has been rescheduled for today at 2:00 pm.