September 24, 2020

Bribery, Favouritism Rock NUP Election Vetting as Dissatisfied Aspirants Storm Party Headquarters


Kampala – A section of dissatisfied members of the National Unity Platform party (NUP) expressed dissatisfaction on allegations that vetting committee maliciously denied them party ticket.

NUP member from different parts of the country who competed for the party tickets in various positions, on Tuesday, stormed the party headquarters seeking justice over what they called malicious denial of the party ticket.

These councillors blamed the Elections Management Committee (EMC) which was put in place for fuelling the chaos and confusion.

Fauziya Kamara, an LC (III) Councillor aspirant in Namere and Mugalu Parishes in Luwero told Red Pepper Digital that the commission registrar in Luwero district a one Rodda practised real corruption when he asked a bribe of Shs 3million and then proceeded to hand her the party flag.

“They did not even come on ground to assess us as they promised, the woman who was given the card has never done anything for this struggle,” she said adding

John Matovu who is also Kamala’s husband said he saw the Luwero District NUP Registrar receiving bribes and told the party commission but nothing has been done.

“Our president Robert Kyagulanyi should know that we have Mafias in the party who are killing us silently.”

Aliziki Nakiwala, one of Kamara’s supporters with tears rolling off her cheeks said, “I am not satisfied with the way my Councillor has been handled. In fact, she has not received justice the commission did not come on the ground as it promised.”

Jimmy Abahayo, another complainant and LC III) Councillor aspirant in Bugolobi Parish accused the NUP Commission of lacking transparency.

“The way people were vetted was unfair because they told us that people who shall vet us are not familiar with us but to my surprise, four out of the nine people at the committee have been tearing my posters,” he said.

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