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NUP Supporters Vote in Luweero NRM Primaries

The mix up was allegedly brought about by the last-minute guidance issued following by the NRM Party Chairman Yoweri Museveni allowing persons whose names did not appear on the voters register to participate in the elections.
Some of the voters lining up at Kasoma village Polling station. Many youths confessed that they subscribed to NUP

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Supporters of National Unity Platform have reportedly voted in the National Resistance Movement party primaries in Luweero town.

The mix up was allegedly brought about by the last-minute guidance issued following by the NRM Party Chairman Yoweri Museveni allowing persons whose names did not appear on the voters register to participate in the elections.

According to Museveni's statement, all party supporters could be added in the register if they are aged 18 years and above, as long as they can be verified by the Village Executive. But according to residents of Luweero, members of the National Unity Platform took advantage of the loophole to participate in the election.

This was reportedly witnessed at the polling centres of Kizito, Lumu, Kavule, Kiwogozi, Kasana Market and Kasoma among others in Luweero town council. At Lumu zone, Juma Mutwalib, one of the area voters said they found no reason for not participating in the elections after the president opened the window for them.

The supporters at Kasoma and Kizito villages confessed that they were mobilized to participate in the elections in favour of certain candidates. Some youths from Kasoma village also bragged of voting in more than one village.

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Kisekka Ssaka, the NRM Chairman of Lumu zone said that he verified the supporters as residents and he couldn’t stop them since they expressed willingness to participate in NRM primaries.

Zainab Kasirye, an agent for Luweero District Woman MP Lilian Nakate said that some of the supporters voted twice and the party may not get a right candidate in the race over the irregularities.

Katikamu North MP Abraham Byandala said he had got reports that some his rival had bribed some of the youths to vote against him. Byandala contested for the NRM ticket with Gaddaffi Nasur, the Youth representative on NRM Central Executive Committee Gaddafi Nasur for the Katikamu North Party ticket.

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Uthman Lubega, the NRM Registrar for Luweero town council said that the youths were eligible to vote following NRM Chairman guidance.

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