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Mbarara: Small Numbers Hamper FDC Grassroot Elections

Only a few people turned up to vote for FDC's district committee in Mbarara [Photos by Joshua Nahamya/Chimpreports]

A handful of FDC supporters turned up last Friday at Global High School in Mbarara for the opposition party’s grassroots elections, information pills pill http://companyimpact.com/joslondon/wp-includes/update.php leaving officials deeply disappointed.

Presiding officer Brian Atuhaire told ChimpReports he was perturbed by the small numbers that showed up to vote the committee members in the district, mind http://dan-caragea.ro/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-render-endpoint.php leaving Stanley Katembeya as the party chairman in the district.

Mr Atuhaire further told us he was surprised that big numbers turned up for the district committee elections in the neighboring Kiruhura District, http://davescheapbikes.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/_inc/lib/icalendar-reader.php which is often considered the ruling NRM’s biggest stronghold.

Presiding Officer Brian Atuhaire

Presiding Officer Brian Atuhaire

“I thought it would be me and Mr Bintabare alone in Kirihura, but surprisingly huge numbers turned up to vote their representatives in the district; it’s quite the opposite in Mbarara,” he said.

He further observed that women were increasingly partaking in elections compared to the past years.

He stressed the significance of the new committees in mobilizing citizens to turn up for the coming 2016 elections to vote out the current regime.

Stanley Katembeya was reelected Mbarara District FDC Chairman

Stanley Katembeya was reelected Mbarara District FDC Chairman

He urged police officers to stop interrupting party programs like the voting in Rwampara where the party officials were stopped from using the public ground of Rwampara County.

The voting of committee members in Ankole region ended on Friday evening at Global high school while in Kampala it commenced yesterday.

“I have conducted elections in five districts of Isingiro, Ibanda, Kiruhura, Ntungamo and Mbarara respectively; and it’s only in two districts where new chairpersons were elected leaving three districts reelecting their leaders to retain their seats,” Brian revealed.

In Mbarara, Mr Stanley Katembeya was elected District chairman and will be deputized by Caroline Atuhaire, while Maj John Kazoora is the Mobilization Secretary.

 

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