Leaders of the National Resistance Movement(NRM) in Division B, Entebbe Municipality have been brought to the limelight for all the wrong reasons over their participation in the Kiwafu ward youth polls on Thursday.
The leaders led by NRM Division B Chairperson Mariam Nalwoga are pinned for tossing payoffs and written agreements to Democratic Party(DP) youths to relinquish the Parish polls.
At least 5 DP voters are said to have received payoffs between the region of UGX 100,000 and 600,000 to make them abscond the polling process, according to DP constituency chairman Francis Makumbi.
The plans were deemed to fail, as the said youths that received bribes turned up for the polls which sparked off a vicious brawl between the two parties, resulting into the arrest of at least 7.
The arrested persons include Deputy Mayor Richard Ssekyondo and some candidates from the DP camp, which set off more violence from security officers in civilian clothes.
According to Mayor Vincent Kayanja, such brute force from the security forces was expected since they are being manned by the NRM.
“The military should keep away from these elections, this should not be their role to play, the Electoral Commisssion needs to do better.” Kayanja adds
However, the Entebbe Divison B NRM chairperson, Mariam Nalwoga refuted all the allegations against her and the party, saying that those are all desperate ploys to confuse the public about the party she has served diligently.
The polling didn’t go on, after the Electoral Commission officials declared the process nullified before being whisked away amidst a heavy police guard.
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