Now contrary to the last two occasions where vote tallying for parliamentary and LCV primaries was done at Nakasero Primary School, today the NRM EC changed the venue to its headquarters at plot 13 on Kyadondo road.
The station witnessed a heated argument between supporters of Juliet Wanyana and Aisha Namutebi who are contesting for the NRM flag for the position of Woman Councilor in Nakulabye parish, Lubaga division.
The clashes escalated when a group of refugee youth's attacked and assaulted a resident from the host community who was grazing in the area promoting revenge attacks that left seven South Sudanese refugees dead with the eighth dying at Arua hospital.
According to a statement issued by the CID Public Relations Officer Charles Twiine Mansio, Nuwashaba was arrested at 11:30 a.m. by Police officers manning security at Parliament and upon search, he was found with a head of a seemingly young child of about 5 to 8 years in a box that was wrapped like a gift.
Moses Opio, the Kwania District Probation Officer says, of all these cases reported to different health facilities in the district, Abongomola Sub County is leading with 321 cases, followed by Aduku Town Council 318 cases, Nambieso 298, Chawente Sub County registered 286 cases, Inomo 218 and Aduku Sub County 38 cases respectively.
According to results, released this evening, Mugerwa won the internal party election after getting 9,926 voted while his sole challenger Jackson Twinomugisha polled 1,795 votes. Mugerwa has previously served as the LCIII Chairperson Kira municipality before it was elevated to municipality status in 2015.
Dr Layoo explains that the district registered up to 74 cases in two weeks, with 8 being from Pader town council at the district headquarters, 3 from Acholibur Sub County and the rest from the hydro power project in Aswa ranch in Angagura Sub County.
Mathias Kasamba, the NRM’s Director for Mobilization argues that the majority of the petitions are largely a result of deliberate conduct of election officers who through collusion, abused their powers to mess-up the process, saying that the party must get rid of such characters if they are to have a clean exercise.
The two antagonists then kneel down opposite each other with their arms folded at their backs and they bend without touching the ground to drink a bitter solution made from Oput tree in a calabash. The drinking of the bitter herb, mixed with a lamb's blood, means that the two conflicting parties accept "the bitterness of the past and promise never to taste such bitterness again."
Namaganda who has been married to Dick Twinomujuni, an official in the Ministry of Finance but attached to the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries until last week, told a news conference on Monday afternoon that she fled following orders by her husband to abandon her quest to stand on a National Unity Platform (NUP) ticket.
During the lockdown, the health ministry says a 14 percent drop in accessibility of services normally accessed through out patient departments was noted. The number of children accessing immunization services and women going for their first antenatal visit reduced by 20 and 16 percent respectively, with Kwania, Nakasongola, Luwero, Kyankwanzi and Kampala reporting the highest disruptions of health services
According to the actual vote count, Geoffrey Totiga garnered 145 votes while his rival Emma Kitosi polled 100 votes. However, when it came to announcing the final results Nanyondo doubled Kitosi’s results making it 200 votes.
Hon. Okabe says the recent NRM primaries and campaigns which were characterized by large crowds including school-going children with no respect for COVID-19 preventive guidelines is going to lead to a massive spike in infections.
As a result, Twinomugisha’s supporters decided to block the polls from taking place. Mugerwa’s supporters on the other hand said that by the time they arrived at the polling station, their names were missing on the party register.