NRM Primaries: Ministers, Incumbents lose NRM flag as NUP supporters also vote: NRM Primaries: Ministers, Incumbents lose NRM flag as NUP supporters also vote:
As the 2021 general elections nears the NRM party primaries sets the mood of 2021 elections. The elections in different parts of the country forced security to converge at polling centers in huge numbers to ensure maximum discipline. But in some parts of the country the elections are on suspension due to violence and killings.
According to preliminary results from different parts of the country indicate the ministers, incumbents have lost it. The voting exercise started at 8:00am up to 5:00pm. Immediately tallying stations became busy for counting of votes. But as it stands the new names are doing well so far.
Surprisingly, NUP supporters in Rakai got involved in the process. According to some NUP diehards say they are paving away for their candidate in 2021. And that’s why they have participated in NRM primaries to make a weak candidate hold the flag.
However, today 4th Aug 2020 as it came to sunset, most big names in the race were already identified as losers of the 2020 NRM primaries. Surprisingly the victims in this are ministers and incumbents. And they include Anite, Elioda, Rukutana among others.
But on the other side of the boat incumbents are sailing well. And these include Kadaga, Ssekandi, Ruhunda, Nabajja and others. More so a number of unopposed can’t miss on the list of the winners. They include Amelia Kyambadde, Sam Engola among others.
Surprisingly most NRM primary losers vows to come as independent in general elections. These hold a number of reasons that support their disagreement with the out come.
NRM Primaries: Ministers, Incumbents lose NRM flag as NUP supporters also vote
First of all the elections were not free and fair, according to Kimbugwe Vicent Namawogola. ”My agents did not give them a chance to access the polling station. There was a lot of vote bribery and rigging”, he adds.
Secondly, addition of un eligible voters in the yellow book. For example NUP supporters voting in Rakai and those who are not above 18 years. Following the same act 16 people are in cells in Kamuli district.
Lastly, others claim that the new system of lining up is a big factor for their loss. They say some of their voters got tired and left before voting. Because the system requires at least a big turn up in order to start voting.
Although, Koboko was among the hotspots of violence it has done it opposite when voting Anite out. The State Minister has lost to Dr. Charles Ayume for the Koboko Municipality seat in the ongoing elections for the ruling NRM party flag bearers.
According to results, Anite has 7321 votes against Ayume’s 8089 in a hotly NRM primaries election.
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