Raphael Eritoi, an aspirant for the Nadunget LCV councillors seat was shot dead on October 1, 2015, at Kambisi village, along Moroto-Kitale road in Karamoja sub-region. The deceased was a key campaign agent for the former Matheniko County MP, Samuel Abura Pirir.
The primaries for Kikuube LC5 seat and the Hoima Woman MP seat have been postponed three times by the NRM party electoral commission. They were meant to be held on August 8, but postponed to 14th and then 28th August.
Mutuuzo garnered 17,127 against her closest rival Rosemary Byabasaijas 9,082 votes and Elizabeth Nikuze s 4,896 votes. The NRM Electoral Commission Chairman, Dr. Tanga Odoi declared Mutuuzo elected at 3:30am this morning at Kibiito Secondary School.
Fred Ruhindi, who lost his Nakawa parliamentary seat to opposition Forum for Democratic Change candidate, Michael Kabaziguruka, says the controversies surrounding the NRM party primaries in October 2015, split the party membership forcing some members running as Independents and splitting the partys block vote.
Justice and Constitutional Affairs Minister, Kahinda Otafiire says the National Resistance Movement electoral commission failed to listen to and resolve his grievances, hence his decision to stand as an independent against the NRM flag bearer, Captain Dononzio Kahonda.
President Yoweri Museveni, who met with about 60 of the incumbent National Resistance Movement MPs, says if they feel they have the support from voters to win in the 2016 elections, they are free to be nominated and stand as independents.
The Constitutional Court will rule on notice on an application by Fox Odoi for an injunction against the nomination of Richard Othieno Okoth as the National Resistance Movement flag bearer for West Budama North County.
Dr. Tanga Odoi, the NRM electoral commission chairman says Fox Odois victory in the primaries was announced fraudulently by the district registrar, prompting one of the aspirants, Richard Othieno Okoth to contest the results.