NRM Primaries: Local Government Polls shunned by voters in Entebbe

A huge section of members of the ruling party- National Resistance Movement have decided to sit out of the local government primaries on Friday as only a few party cadres turned up for the vote at major polling stations in Entebbe compared to the numbers that turned out last week.

The polls had been open for several hours on Friday and the future of about 6 Local Council contenders across Uganda’s maiden Capital was at stake. But according to several party members, the primaries ceased to hold meaning last week when malpractice prevailed.

According to one member of the Party leader in Entebbe who preferred anonymity, the members of the party are still disgruntled and unhappy, and reconciliation will be far fetched.

Indeed, the election appeared to be a story of absence, told in the emptiness of voting stations and the dearth of any palpable excitement at the polling stations. With polling centres failing to register more than 50 voters in process.  

After the unexpected defeat of the Incumbent legislator Rosemary Tumusiime last week, a broad faction of members have not shown up for the local government contests.

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