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NRM Primaries: President Museveni Directs IGP, DPP to Prosecute Officials Over Forgeries

Now the president has directed Dr. Odoi, to get signed affidavits from the NRM chairpersons, LCIs, and others, legally binding documents, confirming these facts and organize elections in the 26 villages that did not vote.
President Museveni Letter to Dr. Tanga Odoi (2)


President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has directed the Inspector General of Police and the Director of Public Prosecutions to arrest and prosecute all NRM officials that took part in forgeries of NRM party Primary results in four districts.

The districts were there was contention include; Isingiro, Kiruhura, Kazo, and Sembabule.

The National Resistance Movement has since the September 4th been holding elections to identify party flag bearers at different levels. However, elections have been marred by voter bribery, vote rigging and electoral violence that has seen people lose lives.

In a letter addressed to the chairperson NRM Electoral Commission Dr. Tanga Odoi, released Saturday evening, the president, says that after several complaints about votes rigging in these districts he launched a secret anti-theft campaign using security personnel from both the NRM headquarters and the local personnel who came up with a report.

The president says that investigations were carried out in Bukanga, Isingiro North and South, Nyabushozi and Kazo constituencies. He says there was criminality in many of parts of these areas, and additional confusion of relatives being part of the confusion,” noting that the NRM party has no time for such nonsense.

“I have never sent any of these relatives to contest in those areas or anywhere, nor did they even consult me,” reads part of the letter.

In Bukanga, Hon. Steven Kangwangye, the incumbent was tussling it out against Dr. Moses Mpeirwe Kashaija, Arafat Kamoga and Humble Abel Tumusiime.

The Isingiro District NRM district registrar, Ronah Kukundakwe, on September 5th declared, Hon. Kangwagye, the winner with 4720 votes, followed by Dr. Mpeirwe with 2395 votes. Others Arafat Kamoga had 17 votes and Humble Abel Tumusiime 28 votes.

According to Museveni’s letter, Bukanga, has 137 villages and 26 of them people did not vote because of confusion caused by cheaters, and also in 111 villages where people voted, the results were altered in some villages thus giving new results that overturn Hon. Kangwangye’s victory.

The president says that his audit team confirms that Dr. Moses Mpeirwe got 10339 votes, while Hon. Steven Kangwagye managed 8203 votes only.

Also Museveni, says that the results got from of 200 villages, of Nyabushozi, results from 116 polling stations were not contentious and give Wilson Kajwengye a lead with 10,292 votes followed by Fred Mwesigye with 8968 votes, and Christopher Bakashaba with 3421 votes, a total of 22 681 votes cast.

Now the president has directed Dr. Odoi, to get signed affidavits from the NRM chairpersons, LCIs, and others, legally binding documents, confirming these facts and organize elections in the 26 villages of Bukanga that did not vote and other areas with contentions like Nyabushozi, Kazo, Isingiro South and North to conclude the matter of contention in the constituencies.

He now wants the NRM secretariat to get new registrars and work with District Police Commanders, Resident District Commissioners, to carry out audit in all the areas of dispute and expose the frauds.