A number of voters say that their names were deleted from the NRM registers although they are in possession of party cards. They accuse party registrars of deliberately deleting members particulars to stifle support for particular candidates seeking the party ticket for the two political seats.
Odrek Rwabogo, the son in-law to president Museveni has told NRM delegates from Teso that the party needs to embrace youth for continuity. Rwabogo is in Teso campaigning to become NRM vice chairperson for Western Uganda.
Former Minister Aggrey Awori scoffs at those criticizing his decision to return to elective politics, noting that it would be unfair to ask him to leave politics yet President Yoweri Museveni, whom he claims is also a veteran in politics, is not asked to leave the political stage.
According to the NRM Secretary General, Justine Kasule Lumumba, all candidates will undergo thorough screening to ascertain their capabilities and strengths before their names are forwarded to the National Executive Committee conference in October.
NRM Electoral Commission chairman, Tanga Odoi told a news conference at the party headquarters in Kampala today that Mbabazi, who declared his bid for the presidency in June, has a right to pick the nomination forms in accordance with the party constitution.
The introduction of nomination fees is part of the new guidelines for aspirants, party primaries, election management and dispute resolution, released this morning by the NRM Electoral Commission chairman Tanga Odoi.