NRM to hold Fresh Primaries in Iganga, Lyantonde Districts

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Dr. Tanga Odoi, the NRM Electoral Commission chairman says the elections shall be repeated on November 30th under the strict supervision of senior party Electoral Commission officials to avoid a repeat of the chaos that marred the previous exercise.

The National Resistance Movement party Electoral Commission has scheduled November 30th to conduct fresh primary election for MP flag bearers in Iganga district. It follows botched primaries on October 26 due to electoral malpractices.

This prompted the NRM Electoral Commission to cancel the poll results from Kigulu North, Kigulu South and the District Woman MP flag bearers. Dr. Tanga Odoi, the NRM Electoral Commission chairman says the elections shall be repeated on November 30th under the strict supervision of senior party Electoral Commission officials to avoid a repeat of the chaos that marred the previous exercise.

The NRM party EC has also resolved to conduct fresh elections for the Lyantonde Woman MP Flag bearer. According to Odoi, the results for the Rwampara County and Mbarara Woman MP primaries will be declared on Thursday.

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He says the primary election for Kashari North and Kashari South have been put on hold following a court order barring the polls. The NRM Electoral Commission is expected to release a full list of its flag bearers later today and head of the nomination scheduled for November 2 and 3.

 

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Olive Eyotaru
Olive Eyotaru is a URN journalist based in Kampala. Eyotaru has been a URN staff member since February 2015.

Eyotaru started practising journalism while still studying at Uganda Christian University. She was a reporter with Ultimate Media Consult Ltd between 2005 and 2007.

In 2009, Eyotaru joined Monitor Publications Limited, under KFM Radio as a parliamentary and business reporter. Consequently, Eyotaru started writing for the Daily Monitor newspaper until January 2015, when she moved to URN.

She is interested in reporting about politics, health, human rights, business and sports.