The National Resistance Movement-NRM party chairperson Dokolo and
administrative secretary are on the run for allegedly mismanaging party funds.
The over 80 Million Shillings was meant to facilitate party flag
bearers for the local council and youth elections.
Beatrice Molly Abang and John Baptist Otoke, the Administrative
secretary of NRM are being accused of swindling the money and failing to
communicate to both the flag bearers and party officials in the office of the
Last week, the party leadership ordered for the arrest of the two party
officials following complaints by the flag bearers who criticized the party for
not supporting them during their campaigns.
Hajat Medina Naham, the party’s Director of Finance says that he
has directed the police to hunt for the two officials.
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Joel Opota, the LCIII flag bearer for Dokolo Town Council explains
that his attempts to get funding from the party was futile as both the
chairperson and secretary kept telling them there is no guideline for the money
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In Busoga, George Kintu, the NRM Busoga region coordinator is also
on the run for allegedly swindling 354 Million Shillings meant to facilitate
the party’s agents during the January 14th elections.
Each of the two agents who had been assigned to protect Museveni's votes at the
different polling stations was supposed to receive 100,000 Shillings. However,
they neither received half their pay or nothing at all.
Some of the agents from the districts of Kamuli and Iganga have
since declined to handover declaration of results forms until they are paid.
Kintu is further faulted of tasking each of the district coordinators
to pay him five million Shillings which he termed as a kickback to his
Farouk Kirunda, an information officer at the NRM Secretariat says
that the party is investigating the allegations.
The Kiira Region Police Spokesperson, Abbey Ngako says that
district coordinators have since recorded statements over the matter.