The National Resistance Movement is scheduled to hold fresh primary elections in 14 districts across the country. The districts are Busia, Kapchorwa, Kayunga, Kyenjonjo, Lwengo, Namayengo, Tororo, Pallisa, Kaliro, Bundibugyo, Hoima, Mityana, Luwero and Mukono.
Lawrence Mayambala, an official of the NRM Electoral Commission says that the fresh polls will take place tomorrow [Thursday]. Last evening, NRM electoral Commission officials were packaging and dispatching ballot papers to the voting areas across the country.
Lawrence Mayambala says that unlike the first polls that were marred with irregularities, the NRM commission has put in place a mechanism to ensure free and fair polls. Mayambala explains that in some of the areas, they will in other areas they will polls for a few seats.
//Cue in...in Busia we've."
Cue out...46 villages."//
Mayambala says for the pending petitions, for areas like Kiboga district the Commission is carrying out a review and considering a consensus without holding elections. Last week, Ruth Nankabirwa, Kiboga District Woman MP petitioned President Yoweri Museveni over the cancellation of her elections.
As a result Museveni ordered Elijah Musehemeza, the NRM electoral commission vice chairperson to investigate the polls. Mayambala explains that they are now reviewing the results to decide away forward.
//Cue in....Kiboga would be."
Cue out. Through elections."//
Hassan Wasswa Galiwango, the NRM financial Director says that they have injected shillings 23 million in the one day exercise.
Mayambala urges disgruntled party members to stay calm because politics is not a do or die affair. He says that party supporters can still serve the party in other capacities, without necessary being in parliament. In August, 2010 NRM held primary elections across the country.
But some of the primary election losers rejected the poll results citing electoral fraud forcing the party leadership to appoint a committee to investigate the polls. The probe committee under, Moses Kigongo, NRM vice chairperson is yet to make its finding known.
Some of the primary election losers have threatened to contest as independents unless the party decides before the nominations of parliamentary candidates from November 24th to 26th.