NRM Spends UGX 5.5bn On Primaries

The National Resistance Movement has so far spent 5.5 billion shillings on the ongoing primary elections countrywide, deputy spokesperson Ofwono Opondo reveals.
NRM deputy spokesperson, Ofwono Opondo.

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The National Resistance Movement has spent 5.5 billion shillings on the ongoing primary elections.

NRM deputy spokesperson, Ofwono Opondo revealed that the money was spent on printing ballot papers, transporting voting materials and paying allowances to polling officials.

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Opondo was addressing journalists at the NRM secretariat on Kyadondo road in Kampala.

He says the money spent may increase, following the postponement of elections in some districts. On the source of the money, Opondo said the party has volunteers, member subscriptions and nomination fees from aspirants.

Meanwhile, village registrars in Lamwo town council and Lokung sub-county refused to manage Tuesday\'s NRM primaries over non-payment.

The registrars briefly confiscated voting materials and demanded for their payment before elections could start.

Lamwo district NRM registrar, Robinson Akera negotiated with the registrars, who gave back voting materials. Some of theme however refused to do any work until they are paid. Akera said there was money sent to pay the village registrars for the previous work.