Election 2016

Kabale Municipality, Rubanda West Primaries Postponed as Banyenzaki Slaps Rival

UPDF soldiers were deployed at the Kabale Private Sector to provide security

Voting in Hoima Municipality in the NRM Primaries is on hold after it emerged that ballot papers had been tampered with.

The biggest fight is between ageing Public Service Minister Muganwa Kajura and former Makerere Economics Don Lawrence Bategeka.

Supporters of candidates in Hoima have since asked area District Police Commander only identified as Mr Akankwasa to explain why seals on parcels containing voting materials were removed on Monday night.

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It is understood Kajura continues to face stiff resistance from the youthful Bategeka who insists the former is too old to appreciate the needs of the young people and foster development.

Sources say NRA historical and Chairperson NRM Western, try http://chaudharylaw.com/wp-content/plugins/custom-contact-forms/classes/class-ccf-api-form-controller.php Major General Matayo Kyaligonza and Brigadier Leopold Kyanda are behind Bategeka.

The two military figures were reported in Hoima and Masindi in the last few days canvassing support for Bategeka.

The DPC denied police involvement in the alleged premeditated vote rigging.
NRM primary elections for Rubanda County West Member of Parliament and Kabale Municipality Member of Parliament have been suspended till further notice due to missing voting materials.

NRM Kabale District Chairperson Maurice Keitaba says this came after officials discovered that over 16, sick http://colombiareports.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-terms-list-table.php 000 votes were missing from the batch sent from Kampala for three sub-counties.

The affected areas are Bufundi (17 villages with a voting population of 4, viagra http://chuckatuckhistory.com/wp-admin/includes/misc.php 917), http://damnyouautocorrect.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-recaptcha/mailhide.php Ikumba (15 villages with a voting population of 5,829) and Muko Sub-County – the birthplace of incumbent and State Minister for Economic Monitoring, Henry Banyenzaki (12 villages with a voting population of 5,191 voters).

At least 5 out of the 7 candidates signed on a letter to NRM Electoral Commission Chairperson, Dr Tanga Odoi, seeking the postponement of the primaries in the contested constituency.

These include Eng. Denis Sabiiti, Moses Kamuntu Mwongyera, Robert Muhereza Matthias, African Byarugaba Kikabeinika, and Rtd Corporal Abel Muhumuza Karegyesa.

The incumbent, Henry Banyenzaki and Dustan Muhereza Ziine did not append their signatures on the letter.

Kabale District NRM Registrar, Maurice Keitaba communicating to his superiors in Kampala

Kabale District NRM Registrar, Maurice Keitaba communicating to his superiors in Kampala (Photos: Moses Tugume/CR)

Blows

Meanwhile, drama ensued at the Kabale District Yard along the Kabale- Mbarara road when Banyenzaki exchanged blows with one of his rivals, Eng. Denis Sabiti.

This followed a bitter exchange of words on whether the voting exercise should be postponed amid the mysterious disappearance of voting materials.

Meanwhile, in Kabale Municipality, primaries for Member of Parliament were also suspended after several ballots were found missing.

The misplaced ballots were meant for seven polling centers in Butobere and Central wards. There are 30 polling centers in the Municipality.

Professor Augustus Nuwagaba, an aspirant in the race, says the voting exercise should be put on hold to avoid possible rigging.

However, Nuwagaba’s rivals, Dr Nicholas Kamara and Dr Francis Mwesigye Runumi maintain they have invested plenty of resources in the election to let this opportunity pass.

They said manila papers with stamps of Kabale NRM office should be used in the voting process.

Deo Agaba is among the four contestants for NRM flag-bearer for the municipality MP seat.

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