The ruling National Resistance Movement has received a total of 373 petitions challenging the recently concluded party primaries for parliamentary flag bearers held a week ago.
Addressing journalists at the party headquarters today, NRM’s director in charge of legal affairs, Oscar Kihika said following the September 4, polls, they received 463 petitions which he said have subsequently been consolidated into 373 petitions.
Mr. Kihika explained that a panel of 14 lawyers has been put in place to look into the petitions before they are disposed of.
President Museveni recently said a panel of elders will be set up in every region where complaints will be lodged by aggrieved party members to help solve issues arising out of the primaries.
The ruling party director in charge of legal affairs said some of the petitions will be sent to the panel of elders for resolution of the issues complained about.
He added that in case the tribunal fails, the petition would then be forwarded to his office for the set of lawyers to handle and then recommend to the electoral commission what to do. Ends.