Sylvia Rwabwogo, the Kabarole Woman Member of Parliament; Adolf Mwesige, the Bunyangu County Member of Parliament and Aston Kajara the Mwenge South legislator were all defeated by new comers in politics with some huge difference.
According to Okabe, the election was a total sham as it was conducted without consideration of democratic principles of the party. He claims that the NRM voters in the constituency were inflated with ghost voters.
The MPs include Minister of State for Trade and the incumbent MP for Bungokho South Michael Welikhe Kafabusa, Alex Burundo, Rose Mutonyi, Watenga Godfrey Nabutanyi, Florence Nambozo and James Waluswaka
Opposition politicians are worried over the declining trend in respect for freedom of expression, police brutality, the narrowing civic and political space. They also raised concerns about the increasing commercialization of elections.
Three Members of Parliament in Kisoro District lost in the NRM party primaries held on Friday. They include Rose Kabagenyi, the Woman Member of Parliament, Samuel Kwizera Bitangaro Member of Parliament for Bufumbira County South and Paul Kwizera Buchana
The decision was reached after the leading contenders the incumbent Mbale District Woman Member of Parliament, Connie Nakayenze Ggaliwango and Lydia Wanyoto clashed on the tallying of votes from Lwaso, Namabasa and Bukonde Sub counties.
The Resident District Commission Grace Asiimwe says that they resolved to halt the exercise after realizing that supporters of various candidates especially for Bughendera County had started threatening the electoral officials and their opponents.
In Karamoja, the NRM primary elections are an equivalent of a national or a final election because of the grass-roots strength The party enjoys in the region. For instance, during the presidential elections of 2016, President Museveni won with 98 per cent while all the current MPs in national Parliament subscribe to the NRM.
It is alleged that the results that were delivered to the district tally centre did not match what was already declared at the village level prompting contenders to protest. The new results favoured Badru Kabuye against Diana Nyago and the incumbent MP Paul Musoke.