NRM EALA Elections Cancelled Amid Chaos

MPs nearly erupted in a fist fight at State House during the EALA Polls (Photo by Nixon Segawa)

The National Resistance Movement primary election exercise for East African Legislative Assembly turned chaotic at State House Entebbe on Tuesday forcing the party Electoral Commission to postpone it to Wednesday.

The process to select 6 candidates out of 37 went on well up to end of casting votes but drastically turned rowdy during tallying.

Members of Parliament and candidates hijacked the tallying point from the electoral officials led by its Chairman, pharm Prof. Tanga Odoi at 8:05 pm.

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The MPs who had earlier argued about the regional representation formula for the selection of the six, online were incensed in the evening after suspicions arose that the ballot papers used were not original.

The Government Chief Whip, Ruth Nankabirwa who is also the Chairperson of the Caucus tried to intervene but the situation had gone out of hand.

MPs and candidates are expected to return to State House tomorrow morning to start the whole process afresh.


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