KAMPALA – The ruling party National Resistance Movement (NRM) has announced plans to conduct internal elections in 55 districts.
According to Dr Tanga Odoi, the party electoral commission chairperson, the elections, which will be held on January 21, 2020, are to choose party representatives in those districts that were affected by the creation of new administrative units.
He said this will enable the areas to have representation in the National delegate’s conference that will take place from January to 25 at Namboole stadium with the sole purpose of amending the party constitution.
“Once the structures are acquired we shall forward the names of those elected to the NRM Secretariat for accreditation,” Dr Odoi told journalists in Kampala on Thursday, January 16, 2020.
The elections will be conducted in Omollo, Rubanda, Kagadi, Kakumiro, Gulu, Kabaale, Kibaale, Namisindwa, Pakwach, Butebo, Rukiga and Kyotera.
Others are Bunyagabu, Nabiratuk, Bugweri, Kasanda, Kwania, Kapelebyong, Kikuube, Obongi, Kazo, Rwampara, Madi-Okollo, Kitagwenda, Kalenga and Kalaki.
There will also be elections in six new municipalities; Kotido, Apac, Nebbi, Bigiri, and Schema. All main-stream party positions will be filled on top of structures for veterans, youths, women, elders, and people with disabilities leagues.
Dr Odoi said the Electoral College will comprise of existing party structures at the Sub County and municipal division levels only. He asked all candidates to desist from acts of violence during the elections.
According to Odoi, the party will spend 2.7 million shillings on the elections.