NRM Electoral Commission Nullifies Amudat Election Process

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A team led by Lawrence Mayambala, a movement EC official was in the area last Thursday to investigate accusations, disagreements and hostilities amongst the winners and losers.

The National Resistance Movement (NRM) Electoral Commission has cancelled the Amudat party structures elections citing massive irregularities.
 
The party EC  intends to institute fresh display of the registers, re-election of LC1 flag bearers up to the recent district chairpersons.
 
A team led by Lawrence Mayambala, a movement EC official was in the area last Thursday to investigate accusations, disagreements and hostilities amongst the winners and losers.
 
Among others, the EC will conduct fresh registration because the initial process was conducted without supervision. This led to the establishment of unhealthy political camps in the district aimed at satisfying personal interests of the incumbent leaders.
 
Shaban Kachimete, the Resident District Commissioner Amudat, confirms the cancellation of the elections. He explains that 108 villages in the district had all their registers altered over selfish interests. He continues to say that there were reports of immense irregularities among others intimidation and inciting violence.
 
This, Kachimete says, prompted the losers to petition the party EC.
 
Kachimete says the commission investigated the claims and soon dates will be set to begin a fresh process.
 
Efforts to talk to Tanga Odoi, the NRM party chief were futile as his known telephone numbers went unanswered.

 

About the author

Olandason Wanyama
Olandason Wanyama is the Karamoja region bureau chief. Amudat, Nakapiripirit, Moroto, Abim, Kotido and Kaabong districts fall under his docket. Wanyama has been a URN staff member since 2012.

The former teacher boasts of 20 years journalism experience. Wanyama started out as a freelance writer for the Daily Monitor newspaper in 1991 in Entebbe. Wanyama also wrote for the army publication Tarehe Sita, the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) magazine and The New Vision. While not on the beat, Wanyama taught child soldiers at Uganda Airforce School-Katabi.

Wanyama is very interested in conflict reporting, climate change, education, health and business reporting. He is also an avid photographic chronicler of vanishing tribal life in the East African region.