The declaration follows a decision by contenders to withdraw from the race. Col Mwesigye had initially contested with Ambassador Wilson Kajwengye, and Christopher Bakashaba. The initial results, released on September 5, 2020 had given Col Mwesigye a lead with 36,147 votes against Kajwengye’s 13,248 votes while Christopher Bakashaba came third with 5,601 votes.
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.
Now the president has directed Dr. Odoi, to get signed affidavits from the NRM chairpersons, LCIs, and others, legally binding documents, confirming these facts and organize elections in the 26 villages that did not vote.
The recount presided over by the chairperson of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) Party-Electoral Commission Dr Tanga Odoi follows a petition filed by Rukutana challenging the outcome that gave victory to his political nemesis Naome Kabasharira.
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.
Nsubuga had gone to cover a scuffle as police dispersed supporters of Kiyimba who were converging for a campaign procession in Kinoni Trading Centre on Saturday evening, which is against the Covid-19 safety guidelines.
Charles Elasu, the Soroti District NRM Chairperson opened the ground by inviting and introducing everyone interested in a political seat under the NRM ticket. The podium was filled by several politicians and civil servants intending to take part in the general elections.
Rogers Mulindwa, the Spokesperson of the NRM Party secretariat, says the exercise has delayed due to the busy schedule of the Party Chairperson, Yoweri Museveni who is engaged in tours to sensitize Uganda on the Operation Wealth programme.