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Serere Aspirant Petitions NUP Candidate's Vetting Committee Citing Irregularities

In his September 30th, 2020 petition to the NUP candidates Vetting Committee Chairperson, Obore says that he has been alone on the ground for the past 3 months but was shocked to see the vetting committee handing the flag to his rival, Richard Mukhalu Okodel who only showed up two days to the vetting date to pin his posters.

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Joel Obore, who is eying the Serere County National Unit Platform-NUP party parliamentary ticket has petitioned the Candidate’s Vetting Committee citing irregularities in the vetting process. 

In his September 30th, 2020 petition to the NUP candidates Vetting Committee Chairperson, Obore says that he has been alone on the ground for the past 3 months but was shocked to see the vetting committee handing the flag to his rival, Richard Mukhalu Okodel who only showed up two days to the vetting date to pin his posters. 

Obore says that the committee invited them for discussions to agree on the party candidate but they failed to strike a compromise. He says the committee tasked them to campaign before assessing the ground to determine the flag bearer, which wasn’t done.

Obore says that he was shocked to receive a communication from the party headquarters on September 29th, 2020 indicating that Okodel had been vetted and declared flag bearer. 

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The Serere District NUP Registrar, Jerry Okello, says the vetting committee sat in Kampala and anointed their favourite without consulting them.

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Our reporter was unable to reach Mercy Walukamba, the NUP candidate’s vetting committee chairperson for a comment on the matter.

The NUP candidate’s vetting process has been marred by complaints of irregularities, which has forced several aspirants to consider running as independents.