Chris Baryomunsi, the NRM party vice chairperson for Western Region says independents become extremely disruptive in the previous elections, that if there are legitimate concerns then they need to be addressed without rapturing the party.
Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda, the Kira Municipality MP, also the Whip for the opposition Forum for Democratic Change – FDC protested Ariko’s swearing-in describing the newly elected MP as a beneficiary of the hostility, kidnap, and arbitrary arrests conducted during the by-elections.
Busobozi Agasa the NRM village registrar of Bundikahungu 5 village in Nyahuka Sub County, Bundibugyo district said that the voter turn-up was very low compared to the expected number of women party members in the village.
In many villages in both Masaka City and the district, the registrars who were deployed to conduct elections for party women council office bearers waited for voters in vain. In a desperate move to fill the available leadership positions, they resorted to picking persons of their choice.
The Commission Secretary,
Leonard Mulekwa explained that there are a number of ongoing electoral petitions before the courts of law from which by-elections may arise, saying they need Shillings 3 billion for this purpose.
According to the EC, the registration of new voters will end Tuesday, and the display of the voters’ register starts on July 20-29. Nomination of candidates will be conducted between 8th and 9th August and then campaigns will start on August 10 to 16.
Bukenya says that after the elections they resumed the procurement process and received several bids, which they have since evaluated. Unfortunately, he says, there were complaints raised by some bidders, which required administrative review.
Speaking in a meeting with the riders at the district council hall on Wednesday, Achila noted that he had received numerous complaints from the riders demanding general elections and directed the development officer to organize elections effective immediately.
Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda, the Forum for Democratic Change - FDC Spokesperson also Kira Municipality MP argues that the move is undoubtedly being mooted to exclusively benefit Museveni whose advanced age may not favor him to traverse the vast country in 2026 to canvass for votes.
Traffic police commander for Kampala Metropolitan police, Norman Musinga, in guidelines issued Saturday evening, said all MPs Elect who will be heading to parliament for the function are advised to come with one vehicle in avoidance of congestion and with only the number of persons allowed by parliament.
Nakisekka, the incumbent Masaka district Vice-Chairperson who however unsuccessfully for Masaka City female councilor representing Nyendo-Mukungwe Division, argues that the tendency of assigning staff permanent stations of work throughout the election process abets malpractice.