While NRM legislators say that the decision reaffirms President Yoweri Musevenis sole candidature, counterparts in the opposition are upbeat saying the NRM vote will be divided to the advantage of the opposition.
At least six people had declared interest in the seat now held by FDCs Betty Aol Ochan. They include Catherine Lamwaka, Grace Atim Oleyowiya, Joyce Alima, Harriet Aber, Rose Nyapolo and Sharon Laker Balmoi.
As the exercise comes to an end, Museveni remains the sole contender for the Chairmanship of the ruling party after Amama Mbabazi, the other expected contender declared that he will instead be contesting for the presidency as an independent candidate.
Primrose Kobusingye the Banks Corporate Affairs Officer says that the bank placed a no debit mark on the accounts based on the contradictions. She dismisses earlier statements by Otunnu that that the accounts had been frozen.
What was expected to be a jubilant trail evolved into clashes when the cyclists held Makumbi hostage and blocked the road for over an hour demanding for a payment of 250,000 Shillings as facilitation for the task.