The exercise continues up to next week with candidates from across the regions being nominated.
The National Resistance Movement (NRM), party Electoral Commission chairperson, Dr Tanga Odoi, has disclosed that the party has collected sh4.2billion, from candidates aspiring for the parliamentary and LC5 seats.
The sh4.2b accumulated from nomination fees which were introduced by the party from way back, with presidential aspirants paying sh10m, and the party chairperson paying sh10m, among other candidates.
The money which is already on the party's accounts will help in the facilitation of various activities. Still, at the NRM camp, the nomination exercise for candidates aspiring to stand on the NRM party ticket at parliament and LCV chairperson level seats kicked off on Saturday, starting with candidates from Western and Eastern regions.
Those nominated so far include Minister Kahinda Otafiire to contest for the Member of Parliament (MP), seat for Ruhinda County in Mitooma district, Prof. Venansius Baryamureeba for MP Ibanda Municipality, Eng. Moses Magogo for MP Budiope East, Herbert Kabafunzaki for MP Rukiga County in Kibale district, and Kabakumba Matsiko for MP Masindi municipality among others.
Dr Tanga observed that the turn-up of candidates for nominations on day one was smooth with more candidates from the Western region being nominated compared to those from the East. The exercise continues up to next week with candidates from across the regions being nominated.