Dr. Tanga Odoi, the NRM Electoral Commission Chairperson, says the residual primary elections will cover eight categories including special interest groups (SIG and National Youth Committee representatives and parliamentary candidates.
The National Resistance Movement-NRM party has set dates for
holding residual party primary elections. The elections will start on September
25th and run November 3rd 2020 in constituencies where
primary elections for parliamentary candidates were postponed.
Dr. Tanga Odoi, the NRM Electoral
Commission Chairperson, says the residual primary elections will cover eight
categories including special interest groups (SIG and National Youth Committee
representatives and parliamentary candidates.
The elections will take place in Kigulu South, Mawogola north,
Bukanga county, Mawogola West and Nyabushozi. The elections in Bukanga and
Nyabushozi constituencies will be held in 26 and 28 villages respectively on October 2nd, 2020.
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In Nyabushozi, Wilson Kajwengye is contesting against Col. Fred Mwesigye and
Christopher Bakashaba. Mwesigye was
declared winner in the previous polls that were nullified. In Bukanga county, the incumbent and member of the first family, Stephen
Kangwagye R is facing competition from Moses Mpeirwe Kashaija, Arafat Kamoga
and Abel Humble Tumusiime.
The NRM electoral commission was forced to intervene
after the District Registrar declared wrong results. The elections in Mawogola north, Mawogola west, Bukanga county and Nyabushozi
were postponed after several cases of violence and election fraud were reported.
Those battling for the Mawogola West parliament NRM party ticket are the
incumbent Joseph Ssekabiito Kitayimbwa and Sembabule Woman MP, Hanifa Bangirana
In Mawogola North Shartis Kutesa, a daughter to Foreign Affairs
Minister Sam Kutesa is running against, Godfrey Aine Kaguta, a brother to
President, Yoweri Museveni.
In Kigulu South, one of the candidates, Stephen
Waako died in a motor accident on polling day. He was contesting for the Kigulu South constituency NRM flag with the incumbent
Andrew Kaluya, Milton Muwuma and Iganga LC V Chairperson, Patrick Kayemba.
Babiiha, Hellen Asapo, Ambrose Atukunda and Laura Kanushu, all candidates for SIG’s
have hailed the NRM Electoral Commission for setting dates for the primary
Laura Kanushu, who is vying for the NRM PWD national woman
parliamentary party card, says the party Commission has made arrangements to
easing their voting exercise.
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The other contestants for the PWD woman parliamentary NRM party card are Hellen
Asapo and Jane Babiiha.