According to them, a number of their strong candidates who contested during the NRM Primaries were cheated and so they are going to vote them regardless of the party because they are the capable people whom they wanted not those whom who cheated them, adding that a number of those holding the flag for NRM in the district were not genuinely voted.
NRM cadres from Bushigayi town council Bukibokolo Sub Counties have
rejected proposal to vote NRM flag bearers.
They revealed this evening during a meeting with the NRM leaders of Bududa district who asked them to vote NRM flag bearers only and leave the independents and other parties.
According to them, a number of their strong candidates who
contested during the NRM Primaries did not loose but were cheated and so they are
going to vote them regardless of the party because they are the capable
people whom they wanted not those whom cheated them, adding that a number of
those holding the flag for NRM in the district were not genuinely voted.
Peter Namwalye, a cadre from Kimaa village said he is an adult who
is above 18 years to decide what is good and bad but not to be dragged by opportunists. He said he does not vote according to directives but he
will vote according to the manifesto that a candidate has presented.//Cue in:
“Khunalondama khuri nawoyu…Cue out:
…. khube nga khwatomele”//
Amily Mukuwa, the cadre for Napala cell said primary elections in almost all the
districts were not peaceful nor genuine, which annoyed most voters including
the NRM cadres to think otherwise. He said they are going to mobilize for the
NRM chairperson only who is sole candidate. He asserted that NRM
leaders should leave them to choose their own leaders when it comes to lower
positions from parliamentary elections.
“Ngefefe khupa khalulu…Cue out: …
isi fe khowa”//
Luke Shikanga, another cadre, said he cannot agree with their
proposal to vote only NRM flag bearers yet they were the ones who controlled
the election at the district and rigged it. He tasked the NRM leaders to vote
for their Flag bearers and leave them decide on their own saying “Buli mbwa
namushinga kwee” meaning every dog with its own tail (every man for his self).
Emma Namboyo, another cadre, said the previous NRM primaries were
marred with a lot of rigging and bribery, which they cannot agree with saying
they cannot support the fraudulent outcome of the primaries yet the house is burning. “Those who did
not cheat will be voted back but those who cheated will not be voted back,” he
“Umunu isi khulonda…Cue out: …
ari fe khulondamokho taa”//
Michael Wanditi Watalunga the NRM coordinator who also doubles as
the NRM registrar for Bududa said most people have always blamed him for rigging
but he did not participate in it.
He said the rigging could have been in their own villages where
they voted from not at the district, adding that no results can be changed from
the district when they are clear from the village and parish level.