As the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) heads towards its parliamentary primaries on September 4th, the party’s Electoral Commission (EC) has warned candidates who intend to cause havoc to desist this illegal act.
The NRM EC Chairperson Dr. Tang Odoi says that they have already established places that are hot spots in terms of causing violence during the elections and the candidates who will be caught breaking the rules of the game will automatically be disqualified from the race.
He explains that districts like Sembabule, Mityana, Hoima, Sheema, Kasanda, Busia, Tororo, Kakumiro and Kaconji Constituency in Kiruhura district among others are likely to face suspension or elimination once violence is experienced.
Mr. Tanga took time off to seriously caution the party chairman for Iganga district to do away with the forthcoming party primaries. The serious warning from Tanga follows yesterday’s incident where police and party members engaged in running battles over allegations that the district party chairman was engaging in electoral fraud.
“The party chairman for Iganga is found of pocking his nose in party elections but this time he will understand that the commission is not a toothless backing dog.” Tanga warns.
Odoi further challenges excuses of missing registers in most of the villages saying its only six villages that have no registers of which their issues are handled.
The party also released tough electoral guidelines to be followed during the exercise which kicks off on the 4th of this month among them include, starting polling at 11am and ending at 3pm, voting is by lining, voting starts with electing women MPs and then constituency MPs, observing of COVID19 SOPs among others.
NRM has a total of 151 districts, 353 Constituencies and 6975 villages.