The National Resistance Movement NRM party says it will hold fresh primary elections for Kamuli Municipality parliamentary seat. The seat fell vacant on February 14th after the Court of Appeal nullified the election of Rehema Watongola over the authenticity of her academic documents.
On Wednesday, Justice Vincent nullified the election of the legislator, saying his name Wakayima Musoke Nsereko doesnt appear on the voters register following an application filed by his rival, Robert Kasule Ssebunya.
Dr. Tanga Odoi, the NRM Electoral Commission chairman says the elections shall be repeated on November 30th under the strict supervision of senior party Electoral Commission officials to avoid a repeat of the chaos that marred the previous exercise.
Aspirants expected to be nominated on November 3 include Museveni at 10 am; Mbabazi at 11 am; Baryamureeba at 12 pm and Lwanga at 2 pm. On November 4, Besigye is to be nominated at 11 am; Bwanika at 12pm and Mabirizi at 2 pm.
Former Vice President, Prof. Gilbert Bukenya notes that The Democratic Alliance was infiltrated by selfish and corrupt interests, which diluted its initial objective to trounce President Museveni in the forthcoming elections.
Government Chief Whip, Ruth Nankabirwa says that since some presidential aspirants had already paid, it would be prudent to leave the status quo at eight million shillings and the new law applied for the 2021 general elections.
According to the Presidential Elections Act, a presidential aspirant is required to collect a minimum of 100 signatures from at least 75 districts each, or two thirds of the 112 districts in the country.
Richard Todwong, NRM Deputy Secretary General, says the party is awaiting Parliament to conclude amendments to the electoral bills tabled before the House last week before setting dates for LC 5 and MP primaries.