According to Nadduli, the struggle to obtain the party ticket to contest for elective position is no longer driven by the desire to transform the country and promote the party ideology but to find a way to get money from the Government.
Hundreds of posters were placed on wall fences, electricity poles and any visible area across the city prior to the start of Parliamentary nominations on Thursday. But they were all removed or replaced under the cover of darkness.
Twelve of them will contest as independents; three on the ruling National Resistance Movement party ticket; three under Forum for Democratic Change, three under the Democratic Party; two under Alliance for National Transformation and two on the National Unity Platform ticket.
He was endorsed by the party after Residual elections held on Thursday. According to results released by the NRM Electoral Commission Chairman Dr Tanga Odoi, Ambassador Kajwengye polled 25,310 votes to defeat his closest rival Col. Fred Mwesigye who had 25,290 votes.
Kamukama had returned to court seeking a temporary injunction stopping her rival’s nomination on grounds that her main application seeking to nullify Muheesi’s victory in the primaries would be rendered useless if she goes through with the nominations.
According to a letter dated October 13 addressed to all candidates and signed by the Dr Tanga Odoi the party Electoral Commission Chairperson, the elections will now be held on Thursday 15 October 2020.
In a twist of events, NRM has withdrawn the flag from Mwesigye and decided to conduct fresh elections. Through his lawyers of Okello Oryem & Co Advocates, Col. Mwesigye has written to Odoi, seeking an explanation on the results, his declaration and endorsement as NRM candidate for Nyabushozi constituency.
According to Kasasira, Andiinda is charged with uttering false documents, forgery and conspiracy to commit a felony. He revealed that Andiinda is currently locked up at Kiruhura Central Police Station vide CID headquarters GEF 946/2020.
“It is against this background that we object to participating in this re-election and recommend that the party Chairperson Museveni conducts another independent comprehensive and factual based audit process to clearly bring out the right performance of all the 4 candidates,” reads the letter in part.
The petitioners led by Shafick Mwanje the Bukomansimbi NRM District Chairperson and Alex Ssekigudde, the Youth Council Chairperson among others are challenging the tribunal’s ruling which overturned results of Bukomansimbi North Constituency parliamentary flag bearer.
Sembabule Resident District Commissioner Nickson Niwagaba says that they had deployed at least 200 police officers in each of the nine sub-counties to prevent eventualities similar to the ones that led to the cancellation of the polls on September 4, when violence erupted in many parts of the district.
According to Odoi, Rukutana polled 25310 votes (46.27 %) beating his closest rival, Naome Kabasharira who garnered 25290 votes (46.23%). Bob Nahabwe came third with 2270 votes followed by Nicholas Niwahereza with 1229 votes, Norman Beigana Kashereka 350 votes and Elia Bwagara Mwesigwa 256 votes.
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.
Rukutana petitioned against the declaration and on this basis, Dr Tanga Odoi, the chairperson of NRM party electoral commission suspended the results and ordered for a recount. On September 15, Dr Odoi hinted that the recount had given Rukutana an edge over Kabasharira with a difference of 20 votes.
Samson Kasasira, the Rwizi Regional Police spokesperson says the candidates were arrested and charged for procuration of prohibited voters and doing an act that is most likely to spread an infectious disease
According to Kasasira, the suspects were ferried from Sheema, Mitooma districts, Kafunjo, Nyamukana, and Ruhaama, and Kajara. Miria Mirembe, the Ntungamo District NRM Registrar, says there are 6000 registered voters in the municipality but the number suddenly increased to over 50,000 people.