She, however, said that the decision was not a result of family pressure, but an afterthought based on the advice of the senior leaders of the National Resistance Movement. Kansiime had been nominated as an independent candidate after withdrawing from the NRM primaries that were eventually won by Annet Katusiime Mugisha.
He was declared the winner by the NRM Electoral Commission Chairperson, Dr. Tanga Odoi on Sunday following the primary elections held on Sunday. Unlike in the past elections when special interest groups elections took place in the same, this time due to COVID-19 pandemic delegates voted from their respective districts and transmitted the results to the NRM Electoral Commission headquarters.
On Wednesday, Bushenyi NRM registrar, Archangel Barekye, says the voting was suspended because the youth who petitioned the party's electoral commission were demanding for the findings from the tribunal which were not yet ready.
Archangel Barekye, Bushenyi NRM party registrar, said that he was forced to suspend the election after the youth turned chaotic accusing each other of forgery and this was shortly after electing the male representative.
The NRM party electoral commission guidelines state that during the display of the NRM party register there shall be no addition or deletion of names in the register until commission communicates otherwise.
Martial Tumusiime, the Greater Bushenyi Regional Police Spokesperson, says the four were injured in a fight that broke out in Cell C ward 4 in Ishaka division in Bushenyi Ishaka Municipality on Wednesday evening.
The business community says that the posters which have been fixed on almost all signposts and roadside buildings are making the structures untidy. To others, the signage sends a wrong signal about their choice of candidates, yet they have no connection to the candidates whose posters are pinned all over their buildings.
The legislator who has represented Kasambya county in Mubende since 2016, was born and raised in Gongo village in Igara, Bushenyi District. He has already picked nomination forms from the ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM party to contest for Igara West Parliamentary seat, where he is already a registered voter.
But residents of cell B and A in Ishaka Municipality say that instead of getting the food at no cost, many of them are forced to pay for it. Joan Tumwebaze, the Vice-Chairperson of Cell B said that she bought two 5-kilogram bags of maize flour at 10,000 Shillings, even when the bags were branded with particulars of Hajji Basajjabalaba, who donated them to the taskforce.
Silage Byamungu, the Ishaka Division LC V councilor, says PAC has spent four months without operating and no explanation has been provided to the top district leadership.
Today’s council session was dominated by calls for explanation as to why the PAC chairperson was suspended.
Amos Mugisha, the land lord claims the party secretariat in Kampala has defaulted onRent for its Bushenyi district office located at the entrance of Bushenyi town along Mbarara- Kasese road for three years without honoring repeated reminders from the land lord.