04 Aug 2020 · Samuel Odong, the NRM National Youth League Publicity Secretary says there are powerful politicians who are campaigning against Kadaga’s bid for the CEC position by bribing delegates to boycott the forthcoming elections.
Samuel Odong, the NRM National Youth League Publicity Secretary says there are powerful politicians who are campaigning against Kadaga’s bid for the CEC position by bribing delegates to boycott the forthcoming elections.
In a message to URN, the 68-year-old minister, who has served two five year terms in parliament, says he is retiring from elective politics but will continue serving in government. He however, didn’t respond to our query why he is quitting elective politics.
A fortnight ago, several DP members including MPs such as Medard Lubega Sseggona, Muwanga Kivumbi, Mathias Mpuuga, and Florence Namayanja among others declared that they will be supporting National Unity Platform President, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu in the coming elections.
Livingstone Okello Okello, the Chairperson of Wang-oo Project, an umbrella body of Acholi Elders and an auxiliary policy-making organ of Acholi chiefdom, says there is need for the electorates in the region to consider integrity and competence of candidates.
So far, persons who have declared interest in the race include Al-Haj Nasser Ntege Ssebaggala, Musician Joseph Mayanja alias Jose Chameleon, fellow musician Daniel Kazibwe, also known as Ragga Dee, Kampala Woman MP Nabillah Naggayi Ssempala, Godfrey Nyakana Amooti and IT Guru Beatrice Kayanja.
Speaking to reporters at the NRM Electoral Commission headquarters at Plot 13 Kyadondo Road, Dr Tanga Odoi, its chairman said they are going to ensure that the Presidential directive is enforced. Last week the President said all political aspirants must first test for the virus before they go to the population to canvass for votes