NRM voters threaten polls boycott

Tuesday October 13 2015

By MALIK FAHAD JJINGO

Lwengo- Ruling NRM party supporters in Lwengo District have threatened to boycott party primary elections over alleged inflation of voters registers.
The supporters claim that a big number of registers in the district have been bloated with names of people who are not NRM supporters- something they say is a plot to rig votes in favour of some candidates .

The aggrieved party members revealed this during a meeting convened by Lwengo District Woman MP Gertrude Nakabira Lubega at GEOMA Gardens in Kinoni Town Council at the weekend.

Ms Nakabira said she had discovered that some NRM village registers contain several names than those in the national voters register of the Electoral Commission.

“Our party electoral commission should not bother bringing election materials to Lwengo District if they fail to sort out this mess. It will be a political suicide to take part in an election where registers have been filled up with ghost names,” she said.

Mr David Bbale, a Lwengo District LC5 aspirant, asked NRM leaders to address the complaints of Lwengo supporters because the district party electoral commission officials have reportedly messed up the registers.

However, Lwengo District NRM registrar, Mr Ronald Muwanga, dismissed the claims as unfounded. “They are free to go ahead and petition but they should stop tarnishing our names,” he said.

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