NRM Calls For Fresh Nominations For Oraa, Nyabushozi Constituencies

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According to Dr. Tanga Odoi, the NRM Electoral Commission chairman, the party will call for fresh nominations for the positions on November 23 and any person interested should pick forms.

The National Resistance Movement (NRM) party will on Monday issue fresh calls for nominations for the Oraa and Nyabushozi parliamentary seats.

This is after aspirants who were vying for the positions died.

The late Stanley Omwonga Oribdhogu, who had been elected in the NRM primaries as the party flag bearer for newly created Oraa County in Zombo district died early this month after suffering heart complications.

Michael Nyamuguri Kananura, who had expressed interest in the Nyabushozi constituency seat in Kiruhura district also died in an accident, a day to the NRM primaries held in late October.

According to Dr. Tanga Odoi, the NRM Electoral Commission chairman, the party will call for fresh nominations for the positions next week on Monday and any person interested in should pick forms.

//Cue In: In Oraa constituency…
Cue Out:…for that position//


According to the NRM Constitution, the party is mandated to hold fresh nominations in the event that one of the aspirants dies.

Odoi said nominations for the Mbale Municipality parliamentary seat, where the late James Mutende, former State Minister for Industry was an aspirant are complete.

Primary elections for the seats are scheduled to be held next week, ahead of nomination of parliamentary flag bearers by the national Electoral Commission on November 2 and 3.

 

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Olive Eyotaru
Olive Eyotaru is a URN journalist based in Kampala. Eyotaru has been a URN staff member since February 2015.

Eyotaru started practising journalism while still studying at Uganda Christian University. She was a reporter with Ultimate Media Consult Ltd between 2005 and 2007.

In 2009, Eyotaru joined Monitor Publications Limited, under KFM Radio as a parliamentary and business reporter. Consequently, Eyotaru started writing for the Daily Monitor newspaper until January 2015, when she moved to URN.

She is interested in reporting about politics, health, human rights, business and sports.