Sixteen party members who were nominated for different political posts on the NRM ticket in the newly created sub-counties of Kisukuma, Kiganja, Bombo, Kapaapi, Kyabisagazi and Kijongo have through their lawyers Rwabwogo and Company Advocates accuse the party electoral commission for failing to follow the party rules and regulations.
The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission Justice Simon Byabakama told the MPs that the preparations will be done in three phases. He explained that some of the activities include demarcation of electoral areas and reorganise polling stations, procuring specialised materials and ICT equipment, replacement of some district motor vehicles and comprehensive voter education.
The Electoral Commission is waiting for supplementary budget of Uganda shilling 2.5 billion to organise Women Member of Parliament and Local Government Councils elections in the six newly created districts.
James Ebitu, the Director of Social Protection in the Gender Ministry, argues that the elders councils stretch from grass root to national level and as candidates progress to other levels, they live gaps that need to be filled but Electoral Commission doesnt have resources to conduct elections immediately.