Rosemary Zimulinda, the NRM party political aspirant for the Kiboga woman parliamentary seat has quashed the party's decision to field Ruth Nankabirwa as a the party candidate.
On Tuesday, the NRM party's electoral commission chairman, prof Elijah Mushemezi declared the minister of state for Micro-finance Ruth Nankabirwa as the party candidate.
Prof. Mushemeza argued that the party has found no substantial evidence to annul Nankabirwa's victory in the party primaries that were held in September.
According to the results, Ruth Nankabirwa got 20,357 votes against Rose Zimulinda's 14,347, which means that Nankabirwa won with over 7,000 votes.
But Zimulinda maintains that Nankabirwa attained her victory through a fraud election. She says that the September polls were fraught with massive irregularities and therefore null and void.
On November 8th, the Party's electoral commission annulled Nannkabirwa's victory and ordered for fresh elections, which were scheduled for November 18th.
The election however did not take on the orders of the party's chairman, President Yoweri Museveni. The president allegedly said that Nankabirwa was never given a fair hearing by the Kigongo committee, which was investigating issues raised by petitioners.
The president is reported to have asked Zimulinda to submit more evidence to implicate Nankabirwa.
Zimulinda however says that she is confused by the presidents's directive and has vowed to go ahead to contest for the parliamentary seat.
She wonders why she was not invited by the party's electoral commission to present her concerns.
Nankabirwa has welcomed Zimulinda's stand. She however says that people fighting personal battles are using Zimulinda to stand against her.
The disagreement between the two women has caused a rift between the NRM party supporters in Kiboga.
Elia Ssekandi, the chairperson Kiboga taxi park business community, says the president must come in to reconcile the supporters ahead of the 2011 elections.