Discontent has emerged among NRM supporters in Bukanga County, Isingiro district, western Uganda as a cross-section reject the chosen party Flag Bearer in upcoming polls, Nathan Byanyima.
Byanyima was announced Flag Bearer last week after trouncing eight contenders. However his closest contender Steven Kangwagye rejected the outcome of the process prompting a probe led by NRM Vice Chairman Alhajji Moses Kigongo.
As the party leadership ponders the next move, demonstrations have already broken out as kangwagye’s supporters protest the approval of Nathan Byanyima as the NRM Flag Bearer.
They stormed the party headquarters in Kabingo Trading Centre last evening demanding an official explanation as to why their candidate was denied victory yet he led in all the sub counties except two.
Isingiro district NRM Chairman Major Steven Rwakanuuma accuses Professor Elijah Mushemeza, the vice chairman of the party’s electoral commission for overturned the results and announcing a candidate with lesser votes.
He maintains that the outcome of the exercise was null and void and adds that the party does not have an official candidate in the race.