NRM Muslim Youth Delegates want Fresh Elections Postponed

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NRM Muslim youth delegates are demanding for the postponement of youth elections tomorrow to allow them participate in Eid El Fitri prayers.

On Tuesday, elections of NRM youth leaders at Namboole stadium were postponed when chaos broke out during the polls.

Youths from other regions disrupted the polls accusing the NRM Electoral Commission of favoring delegates from Western Uganda.

The youths also complained of missing names on the register, lack of transparency and electoral malpractices.

Anti riot police was called in to disperse the youths, leading to the cancellation of the polls.

On Wednesday the youth delegates met President Yoweri Museveni, and agreed to hold fresh polls tomorrow.

Abdul Karim Kasozi, the central Youth Parliamentary candidate says that elections should be postponed to allow them attend Eid prayers.

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Hamza Kagimu, who is vying for the National Youth chairperson's seat also wants the elections postponed.

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But non Muslim delegates will not have this.

Omodo Omodo, a candidate for the NRM national youth league vice chairperson says that postponing the elections for another day will become costly for the candidates.

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Linos Ngompek, an official of the NRM electoral commission says that the youth elections were expected to be complete by Tuesday but were postponed because of disagreements.

He says that they have now set Friday as that date for holding fresh youth's polls.