In all the six districts in the region, NRM party delegates overwhelming voted for both Kadaga and Tana for the positions of Second Vice-Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson for Eastern Region respectively.
Emmanuel Mbonye, one of the delegates, says the system is likely to fuel disunity in the party. He says in the past candidates would celebrate with all voters irrespective of whether or not they voted for them since it was done through secret ballot.
But according to Mao, Dr Kizza Besigye has been a formidable force in challenging Museveni’s rule and that next year’s election is going to be the biggest test for FDC. He says that even though nature abhors a vacuum, Besigye leaves a vacuity that can never be filled.
Trouble started after the Jinja LC V Chairperson, Titus Kisambira and Kagoma County Member of Parliament, Moses Walyomu were turned away from the polls on grounds that their names were not on the approved voter’s register.
The Kitgum District NRM Chairperson George Ayella told URN in an interview that the elections couldn’t kick off because they are still stuck in Gulu City waiting to ferry voting materials and delegates allowances.
Kyagulanyi's lawyer, Medard Lubega Ssegona told court that the applicants served them late with their defense, saying they want them to appear in person for cross examination. He explained that they have serious questions that they need the respondents to answer before the case proceeds.
Last week, there was contention in CEC after Kefa Mafumo, who was contesting against Haj Moses Kigongo as the party national vice-chairman was eliminated from the race for failure to resign as an employee in the State House Political Affairs Department.