KAMPALA — Former Minister Without Portfolio Abdul Nadduli has castigated President Museveni’s younger brother, Gen. Salim Saleh, accusing him of aiding election rigging in favour of veteran politician Syda Bbumba for Nakaseke Central Parliamentary NRM flag.
A tough-talking Nadduli on Sunday aimed a major dig at Gen Saleh and NRM Chairman President Museveni, claiming that duo are using their influence in the party to aid rigging and violence.
This was after his son Jakana Nadduli who only managed 3,030 votes lost in NRM primaries to Ms. Bbumba who got 8,531 in a disputed poll.
“As one of the founding members of NRM, I have realized and can confidently confirm that what’s going to kill our party is Museveni and his brother Saleh; not Bobi Wine or Dr Kizza Besigye. I joined the struggler to overthrow the then government when I was 39 and whatever has been happening since then is just on my fingertips,” Hajji who was recently dropped from cabinet and later in the NRM Central Executive Committee said.
He says voter bribery and intimidation characterized the NRM primary election campaigns in Nakaseke with Gen Saleh aiding violence and rigging.
Gen. Saleh he says, arrived at the tallying centre at around 11pm before the results were declared at 2am.
“They have a habit of handpicking the candidates they want to represent the party. What was Saleh doing at the tallying centre! How come he never went somewhere else!” he said, claiming his son’s victory was robbed on gun point.
Domestic NGOs under their electoral observation umbrella board called National Election Watch Uganda (NEW-U) on Sunday expressed concern at the level of violence and voter bribery witnessed in the just concluded NRM primaries