The Nyabushozi County Member of Parliament, Fred Mwesigye has threatened to sue the National Resistance Movement party (NRM) for nullifying the constituency’s primary election results.
This was revealed in a letter to NRM Election Commission (EC) Chairman, Tanga Odoi copied to party chairman, President Yoweri Museveni.
On Monday (October 12, 2020), while addressing journalists at Plot 10 Kyadondo in Kampala, Odoi divulged how CEC had advised the party’s EC to hold a re-election in the 84 villages of Nyabushozi County.
However, the embattled Bush war veteran has vowed to strongly protest against any plans to organize fresh elections and said he will not participate in it.
This comes at the heels of a petition by Wilson Kajwengye, the candidate who came second in the party primaries.
The latter disputed the results citing mass irregularities in the electoral process therefore opted to petition president Museveni over the matter.
It took the intervention of NRM Central Executive Committee that met on Friday and reportedly ended up with a resolution that nullified the Nyabushozi County results and ordered for the conduction of fresh elections that Fred Mwesigye is opposed to.
On September 4th, NRM primary elections were held in Nyabushozi County and Fred Mwesigye was declared winner with 36,017 votes followed by Wilson Kajwengye, who polled 13,248 votes (24%) and Christopher Bakashaba got 5,601 votes. It’s against that background that Mwesigye through his lawyers of Okello Oryem and Co. Advocates vowed not to participate in any fresh polls because the Constitution, which transcends the party constitution, bars NRM from canceling his win and earlier endorsement. ENDS