Tanga Warns Historicals On Interfering In Party Structure Elections

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NRM EC boss, Dr. Tanga Odoi says the NRM party belongs to all its members and any attempt by some members of the party to feel superior to others is unacceptable.

The National Resistance Movement (NRM) Electoral Commission chairman, Dr. Tanga Odoi has warned historical members of the party against interfering in the structural elections currently going on across the country.

Without mentioning names, Odoi says the NRM party belongs to all its members and any attempt by some members of the party to feel superior to others is unacceptable.
From Kiboga, a group of about twenty NRM members called Historical Members, NRM Veterans and Supporters in Lwamata sub-county accused some of the incumbent party leaders in the district of trying to influence the outcome of the elections.

Janet Rutaborwa, also known as Mama Chama, who led the group, says the grassroots elections are a sham and may force members to leave the NRM party.

//Cue In: This is the problem….
Cue Out:…do it voluntarily//

Odoi was speaking to journalists shortly after receiving over ten petitions from different parts of the country, protesting the manner in which party sub-county elections were conducted.

Odoi says with the several petitions being brought to the Commission, his team will move around the country starting Thursday to listen to different parties and where elections were held irregularly, the results will be nullified.

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Cue Out:…you go somewhere//

Among the petitioners was a group from Makindye division, which claims that elections in two sub-counties of Katwe 1 and Salama were held irregularly and demanded for fresh elections.

Justine Nankinga, an aspirant for the youth councilor seat in Makindye division says the voters register is flawed.

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Cue Out:…our registers//


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However, Hadijah Galabuzi, the NRM Election Officer for Makindye Division says the by-elections will be held over the weekend and new leaders elected.


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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.