The National Resistance Movement (NRM) Party has for the second time postponed the primaries in Mawogola West and North in Sembabule District. The primaries will now be held on September 30th, 2020 from the previously scheduled Monday, 28th.
Addressing Journalists on Sunday at the NRM party headquarters at Kyadondo, the NRM Secretary General Justine Kasule Lumumba explained that the party is still discussing whether they will use the voters’ register to avoid chaos.
“The Issue of Mawogola and why postpone the election again from 28-30th September is to enable the voters, candidates, the election officials, and the party to be able to organize and make sure we don’t risk people’s lives in this election.” Justice Lumumba said. “So as we talk, there’s a team from the police that has joined the police in Sembabule to make sure working with the party and with the voters to make sure there is no intimidation and carry out the election in a peaceful way.” She further noted.
The elections in Mawogola North and West were canceled on September 3 over violence.
Those competing in Mawogola West are the incumbent Joseph Ssekabiito Kitayimbwa and the Sembabule district MP Hanifa Bangirana Kawooya.
In Mawogola North Shartis Kutesa, a daughter to the Minister of Foreign Affairs Sam Kutesa is battling President Yoweri Museveni’s brother Godfrey Aine Kaguta.
The two have used security personnel attached to them to fight their political battles which have seen some civilians sustaining injuries.
Lumumba also said that elections in Bukanga Sub County in Isingiro District, Nyabushozi in Kiruhura district will be held on October 2.