Uganda’s biggest political party, the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party will on Friday September 4, go into its primaries where members will elect their parliamentary flag bearers for the positions of district woman representatives to Parliament and constituency Members of Parliament.
However in many districts and constituencies, the NRM register has become a subject of concern and some registers are disappearing while other members claim that their names are not on the register.
The NRM registers are handwritten and many claim that it’s the reason their names are being scrapped off.
President Yoweri Museveni who is also the NRM national chairman has released a statement where he has directed that all party members with cards but not necessarily in the party register should be allowed to take part in their forthcoming primaries.
Museveni said village executive committees should verify that the person added onto the register is a member of NRM in that village and that where there are no registers; the village committee shall verify and register all members eligible to vote.
NRM members are going to vote by lining up behind their candidates.