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Mawogola North and West NRM primaries’ elections postponed again

The electoral commission for the ruling NRM party has again postponed the elections in Mawogola North and Mawogola West constituencies in Ssembabule district in the party primaries.

The NRM electoral commission chairperson, Dr.Tanga Odoi last week announced that the elections which had earlier been suspended indefinitely were set for tomorrow, Monday, September, 28.

However, the NRM Secretary General, Justine Kasule Lumumba told journalists on Sunday that the polls have been moved again to Wednesday, September 30.

“It has been moved to ensure electoral officials, security and candidates meet to agree on a number of things before the elections,” Lumumba said.

“The meeting will enable stakeholders agree on how to carry out a peaceful election. The candidates will get dos and don’ts that need to be followed.”

In Mawogola West, the earlier postponement followed accusations by Hanifa Kawooya Bangirana that her opponent, Joseph Ssekabiito, the incumbent MP had ordered his supporters to beat her up.

The party electoral commission postponed the polls in the constituency to enable them investigate the allegations.

In Mawogola North, the contest is between Godfrey Aine Kaguta and Shartis Kutesa Musherure both close to the First family but polls were postponed after incidents of violence in the area.

Speaking on Sunday, the NRM Secretary General said in order to avoid any form of violence, the candidates will be made to sign a form to ensure a free and fair elections, noting that any candidate who violates the same will be disqualified from the race.

“Nobody should misbehave. If you misbehave, we shall disqualify you. We are trying all possible means to ensure the elections happen peacefully. We need to keep the NRM spirit alive in the political arena of country,” Lumumba said.

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