The National Resistance Movement secretariat has centralized the declaration of all results in its elections for LC5 chairpersons and parliamentary aspirants.
The centralized announcement was effected after several candidates around the country declared themselves winners of the primary elections regardless of the official results.
Swaib Akifo, the NRM returning officer in Arua, says this move will help sort out the chaos surrounding some of the elections in the country. He says the party secretariat will check the number of votes cast against the official register and, that way, it will prevent falsification of data and rigging of the vote.
In cases in which the official tally is found to be higher than the number of registered voters, the elections will be cancelled.
In Yumbe district, news of the centralized declaration of results has done little to stop the chaos there.
Supporters of two parliamentary candidates, Rashid Govule and Mila Achile, clashed last night. Govule's supporters accused Achile's camp of ferrying in people from Sudan to vote in elections in Aringa.
The NRM administrative secretary in Yumbe, Godfrey Onzima, says Govule's camp started the fight when it realized that he was trailing in the polls.
Scores of people were badly injured in the ensuing fight and are admitted at Yumbe Hospital.
The District Police Commander, Maxwell Ogwal, says the two men have been summoned to make statements about their role in the matter.