The National Resistance Movement today holds its primary elections for the positions of LC5 Chairpersons and Mayor respectively.
There are two parallel election exercises, with one being for the older persons at the sub-county level. The polls have been organized by the NRM Electoral Commission.
Earlier this week, they were fears of one election disorganizing and adversely affecting the other. This was thought to result in voter confusion but the Electoral Commission has stuck to their program maintaining that each activity is to proceed as planned.
Jane Alisemera an official with the Electoral Commission, said that elections will go on as usual and that as a body in charge of the electoral process, they’d gotten a few lessons after the previous week’s parliamentary party primaries that were awash with violence and violation of protocol.
There’s been the emergence of new procedural rules following last week’s volatile episodes during the party’s primary elections that will be strictly enforced in today’s voting process. The acting spokesperson for the Electoral Commission, Paul Bukenya reached, out and strongly
reaffirmed that there will be a peaceful election.
Regarding the older persons’ elections, Bukenya said they are based on electoral colleges. He went ahead and mentioned that a college ordinarily would accommodate about twenty-five people and would be in a different location from the other voting locations. It should be known that the Electoral Commission nomination period for LC5 and Mayoral candidates for both the capital city and other cities was set for September 21st and October 1st respectively.