The National Resistance Movement [NRM] party Electoral Commission has ruled out holding party primaries through electoral colleges.
Speaking to journalists today, Dr Tanga Odoi, the Chairperson of the Party’s Electoral Commission said notwithstanding what is taking place in parliament, the party is going elect their flag bearers in the same way that they have been electing them in recent elections.
MPs are currently debating the guidelines recently presented by the Justice and Constitutional Affair’s minister, Prof. Ephraim Kamuntu on how political parties can hold party primaries without necessarily gathering people in compliance with the ministry of health guidelines on the spread of COVID-19.
The NRM used to hold party primaries using electoral colleges but this system was abandoned in 2015 due to numerous complaints of cheating and manipulation of voters.
Speaking at the same press conference, Odoi, said, the proposal of postponing an election is unrealistic.
Dr. Odoi on Elections adds;…
Odoi said that on Sunday, the Central Executive Committee [CEC] of the party is going to review the NRM electoral roadmap and on Monday he will communicate it to the public.
Central Executive Committee has five times sat and failed to agree on the party electoral roadmap. Ends .