KAMPALA – The ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) has rallied its members to actively take part in the ongoing eight-day verification of the voters’ register at village level.
NRM party leaders, including Secretary-General Kasule Lumumba and Treasurer General Rose Namayanja, made the call at a press conference in Kampala made the call on Wednesday.
Ms Lumumba also asked her party grassroots leaders to support the National Electoral Commission in the compilation of the voter’s register for People with disabilities.
“I once again take this opportunity to thank you all for your resilience in breathing life and sustaining support for the National Resistance Movement in your respective areas of jurisdiction throughout the country. The time has come when I am counting on your vigilance to mobilize all our structures, members and supporters to ensure the successful implementation of an important milestone on the roadmap to the 2021 electoral circle,” she said.
The NRM Secretary-General added that the creation of new local governments and administrative units has led to adjustment of boundaries of some of the existing local governments and administrative units.
“The findings of an on-the-spot research recently conducted by the NRM Secretariat confirmed that many of our members and supporters alike, do not know whether their villages have been affected by the demarcations resulting from the creation of these new local governments and administrative units_ As a direct consequence of the creation of these new local government and administrative units, some villages now form part of new parishes, while others have had their names either changed or have been split to create new /additional villages, etc,” she said.
“Therefore, this exercise by the Independent Electoral Commission is designed towards aligning the National Voters Register to the changes mentioned above; and should be fully supported by the National Resistance Movement. Secondly, where no elections or by-elections have been held since the last display of National Voters Register in 2015, some voters have either moved places, while others have since died. These scenarios will have to be reflected in the new National Voters Register, and hence the need for the verification exercise,” she added.