Tanga Odoi: We Shall Not Resign

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Dr. Tanga Odoi, the NRM party Electoral Commission chairman says the Commission is satisfied that 80 percent of the elections were conducted in a free and fair manner.

Dr. Tanga Odoi, the NRM party Electoral Commission chairman has vowed not to resign his post over the glitches in the NRM primaries. On Tuesday, NRM conducted primaries for the election of its mayoral, parliamentary and LC V chairperson flag bearers.

However, the polls were marred by ballot stuffing, violence, arrests, missing names and registers and insufficient ballot papers.  This prompted the NRM Electoral Commission to postpone elections in several districts including Lwengo, Masaka, Namutumba, Kapchorwa and Wakiso.

 
Voting is ongoing in some of the areas such as Nakaseke, Lwengo, Namutumba and Wakiso among others. Some NRM members blamed the mess in the primaries on the party Electoral Commission and called on the members to resign.
 
 
Dr. Tanga Odoi, the NRM party Electoral Commission chairman says the Commission is satisfied that 80 percent of the elections were conducted in a free and fair manner.
 

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Some of the losers in the primaries have petition the party Electoral Commission calling for fresh elections barely two days two days to the NRM National Delegates' conference. According to Odoi, the petitions will be held as and when they are filed with concrete evidence to prove irregularities.


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Mubarak Kalungi, the NRM party Legal Officer says all complaints should be formally submitted to the NRM Electoral Commission.

 

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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.