The NRM party members register display exercise in Sheema and Kazo
Districts has been marred by missing names.
In Sheema NRM party loyalists turned up to check on their
particulars on the register in vain.
The aspirants now argue that the names of their supporters have
been deleted and replaced with new ones. The most affected Sub counties,
Kitagata, Itedero and Kabwohe town council.
David Kamukama, a contestant in Sheema Municipality says there are
a lot of illegalities being done the party registers witnessed with an outright
alteration of names. He says that his supporters could be turned away from the polling
stations because their names cannot be traced on the register.
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Dickson Kateshumbwa, one of the NRM party contestants in Sheema
Municipality who has been accused of interfering with party register refuted the allegations. He says that he has been a member of the NRM party and holds a party card which
qualifies him to be in the register.
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Moses Kangume, the accused Kazo registrar, refuted the allegations
of tampering with the registers. He however assures
the voters and aspirants that their concerns will be addressed.
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Anthony Mugarura, a resident of Itendero cell, says his name was
deleted and never given a reason why. He wonders whether the party secretariat can organize free and
fair party primaries.
"The fact is my name was deleted and no reason was given to
me I have been in that register for over 15 years why I was removed I don't
know,'' he said.
Dr Tanga Odoi, the Chairperson of the NRM party Electoral Commission, says that all registrars should scrutinize the registers and allow those who were deleted to vote.