Fresh NRM primary elections in 84 villages of Nyabushozi postponed to October 14
Nyabushozi county in Kiruhura district will return to polls on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 with 84 villages participating in fresh National Resistance Movement – NRM parliamentary primaries not tomorrow as earlier scheduled.
While postponing the elections, NRM electoral commission chairman Dr. Tanga Odoi has advised candidates not to just pull out or boycott the exercise without writing to the commission.
The President Yoweri Tibuhaburwa Kaguta Museveni who doubles as the NRM national party chairman on Thursday, October 8,2020 ordered fresh primary elections in 84 villages of Nyabushozi that were characterized by violence and other irregularities.
This was during the Central Executive Committee (CEC) meeting at State House Entebbe following public outcry as loser Wilson Kajwengye accuses incumbent Col. (RTD) Fred Mwesigye of having a hand in the irregularities.
Mwesigye had been declared the winner with 54,996 votes yet the total vote count for the district woman MP held on the same day was 41,629 votes which caused numerous questions.
Several CEC members said that the committee determined that fresh elections would clear all doubts about the credibility of the electoral exercise and new polling date is expected to be released.
The national party chairman had guided that fresh primaries be conducted in 28 villages but they didn’t happen after Kajwengye boycotted the election on October 6,2020 and another candidate Bakashaba Christopher had lost interest.
Mwesigye was forwarded to CEC by party Tanga Odoi as the duly elected Nyabushozi NRM MP flag-bearer but his victory was questioned and rejected.
It is a tight contest between Wilson Kajwengye and Col. (RTD) Fred Mwesigye.