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Tension as NRM goes to the polls. Developing Story

By Vision Reporter

Added 27th October 2015 02:21 PM

The National Resistance Movement (NRM) has today gone to the polls to elect party flag bearers for parliamentary, mayoral and district chairperson positions for the 2016 general elections.

Tension as NRM goes to the polls. Developing Story

A Police officers speaks to angry youth in Kamuli Photo by Godfrey Namukoye

The National Resistance Movement (NRM) has today gone to the polls to elect party flag bearers for parliamentary, mayoral and district chairperson positions for the 2016 general elections.

The National Resistance Movement (NRM) has today gone to the polls to elect party flag bearers for parliamentary, mayoral and district chairperson positions for the 2016 general elections. 


10:00Hrs
- Voting in most parts of the country, however, got to a difficult start as disagreements ensue on who was expected to vote. There was also a delay in delivery of voting materials to various polling centres. 


10:30Hrs: Not a single vote had been cast at any polling station in Mbarara

 

10:32Hrs: NRM primaries have been called off in Masaka, Hoima, Namutumba, Lwengo and Wakiso.

 

11:46Hrs: Voters have started lining up for the poll exercise in Kyenjojo

 

11:46Hrs: The NRM has called a press conference for 12:00hrs

 

11:55Hrs: Voting for mayoral seat flag bearers in Lira Municipality have been cancelled after several cases of irregularities were registered 

 

11:57Hrs: In bundibugyo the Police say they have received information about the presence of militia groups planning to disorganise the elections so far two people have been arrested

 

12:00Hrs: The election exercise has been cancelled in makindye division due to the late delivery of election materials

 

12:03Hrs: NRM Primaries in Alebtong district have been suspended indefinitely after clashes between supporters of Amuge Otengo and opponent Sam Okwir.

 

12:07Hrs: Wakiso, Lwengo and Busiki county elections have been postponed due to various irregularities, among these are mis-spelt names of candidates and misplaced ballot papers

 

12:12Hrs: Elections in Kazo, Mbale Municipality and Busiki constituencies have been pushed to Monday next week.

 

12:27Hrs: Ofwono Opondo says where there has been administrative challenges, extension will be granted beyond the 4pm time cap 

 

12:30Hrs: Opondo - Because of this, elections for special leagues of NRM have been pushed to 30th October. They will report on 29th.

 

12:30Hrs: UPDF officers deployed to beef up security in Ssembabule. Voting yet to kick-off. 

 

12:40Hrs: Ofwono Opondo says a pick-up loaded with "kiboko" has been impounded in Butembe. 

 

12:47Hrs: Voting underway in Gulu, at Pece Stadium - Vanguard polling station 

 

12:50Hrs: Parliamentary Elections for Kabale and Rubanda West(Banyenzaki's) hv bn postponed. 13 Polling stations didn't have Ballot papers in Kabale

 

12:57Hrs: 15 Polling Stations in Kashari South do not have ballot papers. 

 

13:00Hrs: Police Chief in Iwengo arrested w/ pre-ticked ballot papers. Elections cancelled

 

14:25Hrs: In Kabale, Independent Rhona Rita has appeared on NRM ballot papers. 

 

14:35Hrs: Nyirakagoro village in Kisoro District voters lined up and peaceful voting taking place 

 

14:55Hrs: Voter turn out at some centres has been very low

 

15:15Hrs: Gunshots, kibooko etc in Sembabule. Violence instensifies, voting materials not enough 

 

15:17Hrs: Parliamentary and Mayoral Elections in Mbarara postponed indefinitely, but woman MP elections proceed. 

 

17:05Hrs: Voting has closed in all Kampala centres, counting of votes has started. 

 

17:10Hrs: Moroto Hospital Quarters tallying but rain disrupts process, counting moves to class.  

 

 

NRM goers to the polls amid heightened tensions - Developing Story

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