NRM Registrar, Councilor Arrested Over Missing Party Registers

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Bukulula sub-county NRM registrar, Christopher Mulindwa and area councilor, Daniel Sejjoba are said to have taken the registers in an attempt to rig NRM primaries.

Police in Kalungu are holding a National Resistance Movement registrar and a district councilor for the theft of party registers. The registers were stolen from the district NRM offices in Kalungu town.
 
Bukulula sub-county NRM registrar, Christopher Mulindwa and area councilor, Daniel Sejjoba are said to have taken the registers in an attempt to rig NRM primaries.
 
According to the sub-county NRM administrative secretary, Jolly Lwakanejere, Mulindwa connived with Sejjoba to sneak into the office to steal the party registers.  Sejjoba was contesting for the party flag to represent Bukulula sub-county to the district.  
 
The stolen registers include that of Kansamba village in Bugonzi parish, Muwomya village and Kasenyi village both in Kyambala parish, Bukulula sub-county.
 
Kalungu District Police Commander, Abudulatif Zzake says preliminary investigations indicate that Sejjoba paid Mulindwa 500,000 shillings to rig votes for him.
 
Zzake said police is also investigating death threats from Sejjoba to Lwakanejere, because she reported the matter to police.
 
Kalungu district NRM registrar, Livingstone Matovu wants police also to investigate claims that the suspects have handed copies of the party registers to former NRM Secretary General, Amama Mbabazi.
 
Matovu reveals that Sejjoba is the coordinator of Mbabazi activities in Kalungu district, and that he gathered signatures that backed the presidential nomination of Mbabazi.
 
Cases of missing NRM registers are becoming common in the region. The most recent case was reported at Lwemiyaga sub-county in Sembabule district, where over 50 voters' registers went missing and were later recovered at Rushere in Kiruhura district.