By Stephen Kalema
National Resistance Movement (NRM) will on November 21 hold party primaries for representatives in the newly created districts. The new districts are Kwania, Kassanda, Kikuubi, Nabilatuk, Bugweri. Primaries will aslo be held in the old Hoima from which Kikuube district was carved.
Speaking to journalists on Monday at the party’s headquarters, deputy chairperson NRM Electoral Commission, John Arimpa Kigyagi said, “Following the postponement of the party primaries which had to take place on August 8 this year, the commission hereby announces November 21st as the new polling date in the new districts.”
Citing lack of funds, Kigyagi said the postponement affected the selection of Women representatives of Parliament and Local Council Five chairpersons.
However, Kigyagi cautioned that there will be no new nominations and campaigns since they were all done before the postponement but candidates will be allowed to have consultative meetings with their supporters as the way to rebuild confidence and trust.