KAMPALA – The chairperson of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM), Dr. Tanga Odoi, has threatened to disqualify any candidate behind the demonstrations over the contested Rushenyi County NRM primary elections.
For over a week, residents of Rushenyi County, Rwahi, Rubaare and Rwentobo town councils in Ntungamo district have been protesting the declaration of the poll results placing the incumbent Mwesigwa Rukutana in the lead with 20 votes.
The voters have been blocking Ntungamo-Kabale road for the past four days protesting the delayed declaration of the final poll results. Odoi says there is suspicion that one of the candidates is behind the demonstrations.
According to Dr Odoi, as the NRM EC chairperson, he has the mandate to investigate complaints raised by the candidates.
He says they are ready to visit Nyakahita village in Rushenyi County that has queries from both Mwesigwa Rukutana and his rival Naome Kabasharari to ascertain their complaints before making the final declaration of the party candidate.
Dr Tanga’s statement follows an announcement by Naome Kabasharari, that she will wash her hands off the contested polls and let Rushenyi burn.