Owuma says that none of the petitions has been reviewed since the elections ended. Fred Watuwa the District Registrar has been involved in a misunderstanding with Moses Karangwa the district party chairperson almost putting party activities to a standstill
the Kayunga District National Resistance Movement-NRM party secretary has
resigned citing poor handling of petitions arising from the primaries.
Owuma, the district NRM office received about 20 petitions from
primaries for local government positions. But none of the
petitions was reviewed since the polls ended.
Owuma adds that the Kayunga District NRM Chairperson, Moses Karangwa has been feuding with the District
Registrar Fred Watuwa, which has almost grounded the party activities. He says the tension started after the registrar
declared winners who were opposed to the party chairperson.
Watuwa, the Kayunga District NRM Registrar, says the decision by Owuma to
resign could be a calculated political move to exaggerate irregularities in the
party primaries. "I have also been placed under pressure to swallow my own words by overturning
what I declared. But I have decided to maintain what I declared since it was
the will of people,” Watuwa said.
Karangwa has also
denied any role in the resignation of the secretary, saying leadership involves
free entry and exit.
On Monday, Mukono High Court Judge, David Batema started
hearing a petition filed by Jackeline Birungi Kobusingye seeking to overturn the
declaration of her rival, Agatha Nalubwama as the Kayunga Woman NRM
garnered 38, 562 votes against 33, 632 votes polled by Kobusingye. In her petition, Kobusingye said that several minors
and none registered voters participated in the elections and that results from some
polling stations were not included on the final tally, which renders the results void.