The ruling National
Resistance Movement-NRM Electoral Commission Chairperson Dr. Tanga Odoi has
threatened to disqualify any candidate behind the demonstrations connected to
the contested Rushenyi County NRM primary elections.
It follows a
week of protests by angry voters in Rushenyi County in Rwahi, Rubaare and
Rwentobo town councils in Ntungamo district protesting the declaration of the poll
results placing the incumbent, Mwesigwa Rukutana in the lead with 20 votes.
have been blocking Ntungamo-Kabale road for the past four days protesting the
delayed declaration of the final poll results. Odoi says there is suspicion
that one of the candidates is behind the demonstrations.
Odoi, as the NRM EC Chairperson, he has the mandate to investigate complaints raised
by the candidates.
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He says they
are ready to visit Nyakahita village in Rushenyi County that has queries from both
Mwesigwa Rukutana and his rival, Naome Kabasharari to ascertain their
complaints before making the final declaration of the party candidate.
follows an announced by Naome Kabasharari, one of the candidates that she will
wash her hands off the contested polls and let Rushenyi burn.
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the hotly contested Ntungamo NRM mayoral primaries were held under the tight
watchh of Odoi on Sunday. The primaries were earlier on suspended after
the candidates were accused of ferrying none residents to participate in the
At least over
400 were picked up by security. The incumbent Mayor Ntungamo Municipality,
Jacob Kafureeka alias Jaka Jex emerged winner with 2908 votes followed by Hakim
Muheki Rwomushana, the incumbent East Division LC 3 Chairpersoncane third with 1195 votes and Ronald Bukenya trailed the pack with 666 votes.
District NRM Registrar, Maria Mirembe declared the results this morning.