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NRM delays local council nominations

By Apollo Mubiru

Added 15th August 2020 07:34 PM

Works state minister Joy Kabatsi who is a prominent figure in the Sembabule district NRM politics has decided to go for her formerly Theodore Sekikubo's Lwemiyaga seat.

NRM delays local council nominations

Odoi (right) declaring Kabatsi a fully nominated candidate to contest for the Lwemiyaga seat at the party’s office in Kampala. Photo by Mpalanyi Ssentongo

Works state minister Joy Kabatsi who is a prominent figure in the Sembabule district NRM politics has decided to go for her formerly Theodore Sekikubo's Lwemiyaga seat.

ELECTION WATCH

The National Resistance Movement (NRM) electoral commission has postponed nomination dates for LC3 and LC5 councillors.

"The official dates will be communicated with the changes to NRM election roadmap," party electoral commission chairperson Dr Tanga Odoi told a news conference yesterday.

Picking of nomination forms for local government councils ended on Tuesday in all districts.

Parliament last week scrapped academic qualifications requirements for district political leaders ahead of the 2012 general elections. The lawmakers accepted President Yoweri Museveni's request that they drop the A'level requirement for mayors of cities and municipalities as well as LC3 chairpersons and their councillors which had been provided for in the Local Government Amendment Act 2019.

Nomination of candidates in the central region and Kampala kicks off on Friday.

On the last day of nomination of MPs for northern Uganda and special interest groups, Gomba district LC5 vice chairperson Ivan Kizito was among those nominated.

Kizito who is eyeing a Workers MP seat wants to prioritise workers' rights who he says are exploited by their employers.

Former minister Jessica Eriyo is back in the race to represent Adjumani district. Eriyo, a former East African Legislative Assembly deputy secretary general, wants to pick up from where she stopped.

Kabatsi takes on Sekikubo 

Works state minister Joy Kabatsi who is a prominent figure in the Sembabule district NRM politics has decided to go for her formerly Theodore Sekikubo's Lwemiyaga seat. "There is no division between me and Sekikuubo. My decision to contest is to ensure service delivery for my people," Kabatsi said. 

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