BUSHENYI- The Bushenyi district NRM elected councilors have praised the party for holding peaceful elections.
The elections for the district chairpersons and district direct councilors were held on Friday September 11th 2020.
Unlike the Parliamentary elections which were marred by intimidation, violence, bribery and ferrying of voters from various polling stations, the interviewed councilors say their polls were very different.
Ms. Juliet Kyobutungi Eshuura Ntysa who won the race for woman councilor Ibaare and Bumbaire sub counties said the poll was free and fair.
“I thank our party for holding such peaceful elections because we were suspicious after the irregularities that allegedly happened during the parliamentary elections” Juliet Kyobutungi said.
The councilor elect on the NRM ticket is optimistic that the general elections will as well go peacefully.
Mr. Baker Owomugisha Bogere, the NRM flag bearer councilor for Kyamuhunga Sub County narrates that this poll was so good since there were no hatred and abusive language during their campaign times especially in Kyamuhunga.
He wants people to continue supporting NRM if they still want a peaceful country.
Mr. Arinaitwe Aron Kanyangoga, who lost in the Kizinda-kigoma town council councillorship race, says though the election was peaceful, voter bribery remained a problem especially in the area he contested for the flag.
Kanyangoga said he cannot put such blame on the party but rather on private individuals who just want to destroy their party by bribing voters to support fake leaders with no ideas.
However, Rev Lauben Mugarura who lost to incumbent Jaffari Basajjabalaba in the LC5 chairmanship said he was not satisfied with the results and has plans of standing again as an independent candidate.
Our reporter contacted the Bushenyi district NRM registrar Barekye Archangel who also confirmed that the election was held in a diplomatic manner and it went on smoothly across the district.
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