Jinja Woman Parliamentary Aspirant Quits NRM Primaries

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Annet Musika says the NRM primaries in Jinja are likely not to be free and fair because of bribery.


One of the Jinja Women Parliamentary aspirants has withdrawn from the race with few hours left to the NRM party primaries for parliamentary aspirants.

Annet Musika, who has been district Councillor for Budondo Sub County says she was withdrawing from the primaries because malpractices. She claims the electoral officials had been bribed.

Musika alleges that her opponents have been holding private meetings with the registrars in the area with intentions of bribing them.

She says the outcome of the NRM primaries in Jinja on Monday will not be free and fair given the amount of money being used to influence the exercise.

Musika on Friday wrote NRM party electoral chairman, Dr Tanga Odoi informing him that she is to contest as an as independent.

In the letter, Musika faults the Jinaj NRM district administrative secretary, Michael Kasedde for failure to organize joint campaigns for all candidates as it is stipulated in NRM regulations.
Musika who is also the district secretary for Production said there is a problem with the NRM register which she says has been manipulated by some candidates in the race.
She adds that she has received several reports that some aspirants are giving out money to voters which is not allowed by the NRM regulations.