A mix up in the voting materials has delayed the start of NRM party primaries in Jinja. The Polling exercise was expected to start by 8am at various polling stations across the country.
However by 8am, polling officials in Jinja were still sorting out the voting materials. Michael Kasede, the Jinja District NRM party Administrator told URN that polling was likely to start between 9am and 10am at most polling stations.
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According to Kasede, the ballot papers have unique codes for specific areas in the district to avoid rigging.
Some officials are concerned that the delayed distribution of the voting materials is likely to affect the polling exercise.
Paul Musisi, the LC I Chairman Katende West village told URN at 9am that some of the people who turned up to cast their ballots at Mustard Seed and Bugembe Kyabazinga headquarters decided to leave for work because of the late delivery of the voting materials.
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Magidu Dhikussoka, the Jinja District NRM vice chairman says they also have a challenge of transporting the voting materials due to limited means of transport since they can't hand the voting materials to candidates or their agents.
NRM members are expected to elect their party candidates for mayoral, parliamentary and LC V chairperson's seats nationwide.