bearers of the National Resistance Movement in Sironko district are facing the
wrath of voters who accuse them of fraudulently winning the primaries.
Last year's NRM primaries were marred with irregularities in several parts of the country
as several candidates protested against the outcome of the polls.
some parts of the country, agents of candidates dished out money at the polling
station to lure voters, while in other areas some voters refused to line up
until they are given money and the involvement of security personnel was
In Sironko, NRM supporters have vowed not to elect the flag
bearers in Thursday’s elections, arguing that their victory was not genuine.
The flag bearers include Asha Mafabi Nabulo the Woman MP candidate,
Nabende Alex Guga candidate for LCV Chairperson and Vincent Woboya, the incumbent
Budadiri East MP.
The voters accuse the flag bearers of fraudulently taking the NRM flag with
help of the NRM chairman and the district NRM registrar.
Francis Nabutewa, a voter in Bumalimba trading center said that the
NRM leaders who manipulated the primaries should vote for the flag bearers and
leave them to decide on who is supposed to lead them for the next five years.
“Every dog with its tail, every man for himself, we shall vote for those we
want and the NRM officials also vote for their own. A number of those holding
the flag for NRM in the district were not genuinely voted” he said.
Moses Mafabi, a voter in Mabale village said primary elections in
almost all the districts were neither peaceful nor genuine, which angered many supporters.
Mafabi says they will mobilize support for only the party’s
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Deo Francis, a resident of Mutufu sub-county said that since the people who are
holding the NRM flag are not those they voted for, they will not vote for any
Kirinya Ayubu is the URN Bureau Chief of Elgon/Bukedi Sub Regions . He holds a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication from Islamic University in Uganda and a Diploma in Computer Science and Information Technology from the same University.