NUP WILL NOT HAVE PARTY PRIMARIES

Niwandinda Daniel
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National Unity Platform party spokesperson Joel Ssenyonyi says NUP will not have party primaries.
He defends the decision as a proactive measure against running battles with security.
Meanwhile NUP party is holding an in-house vetting process for all the intending candidates.

National Unity Platform party is vetting politicians intending to aspire for elective politics in the 2021 general Elections at their offices in Kamwokya
For Thursday, the vetting was for candidates from greater Busoga region.

The three part vetting exercise establishes the candidate’s academic qualifications, voter ability rate, loyalty to the party but also one’s knowledge of what is expected once elected in office.

NUP has also provided for anyone who might come out of the process unsatisfied.
NUP Spokesperson Joel Ssenyonyi says there won’t be party primaries.

Meanwhile, some of the candidates tell their experience.

Pastor Andrew Muwanguzi who is seeking to represent the people of Bugabula South Constituency in Kamuli district on the NUP ticket explains a clear entry.

At least 605 have sought National Unity Platform party endorsement to contest for parliamentary seats and over 10,000 want to go for Local government councils.

Buyaga east member of Parliament Eric Musana has vowed to seek legal redress over delayed announcement of his electoral results.
Eric Musana just like other dissatisfied members of Parliament has also threatened to contest on the independent ticket should there be no justice for him from the party.
Buyaga East county legislator Eric Musana, whose results till now remain undeclared, has promised to seek legal action or seek re-election on another ticket should the party fail to address his issue

Close to a week now after the elections, results for many counties still remain undeclared with candidates continuously petitioning the secretariat over the matter

The issue is not only limited to Buyaga East county, in some counties members who lost in the primaries have vowed to continue the struggle on the independent ticket

Last week, the NRM party chairman Yoweri Museveni clarified on party primaries but warned actions over rigging and violence.
The NRM had set 31st September as the deadline for submission of all electoral petitions from party primaries.

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