NRM boss Basajjabalaba reported to Museveni over indiscipline

NRM boss Basajjabalaba reported to Museveni over indiscipline

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The National Resistance Movement (NRM) electoral commission has petitioned President Museveni to discipline Bushenyi District party chairman, Hajj Jaffar Basajjabalaba.

He is accused of fuelling election violence and dividing party members in the ongoing primaries.

NRM EC chairman Dr Tanga Odoi told Daily Monitor they will not tolerate the growing acts of indiscipline among some candidates characterised by excessive arrogance, violence, impunity, intimidation and ego.

He said some cases will be referred to the party disciplinary committee.

“In Bushenyi, the district chairman Hajj Basajjabalaba is accused of dividing the NRM party and we have sent a petition to President Museveni to handle him,” Dr Odoi said.

He said during his tour in western Uganda last week, he identified the causes of conflict and in some instances he reconciled the warring parties such as in Hoima, where they wanted to suspended elections but he granted them to continue after the candidates reconciled.

“In Isingiro District, we had cases of sub-county registrars recruiting and dismissing junior officers without informing the district party chairman. In Bukanga, we had two political camps of Mzee Nathan Byanyima and Stephen Kangwagye but we resolved and agreed to pull together,” he told the newspaper.

Dr Odoi said in Sheema District, minister of science, technology and innovation, Dr Elioda Tumwesigye, and his rival Dicksons Kateshumba are always despising each other.

He said in Kazo, three aspirants Molly Kamukama, Anna Ruyondo Lumumba and Jennifer Muhesi are intimidating each other, while in Toroma in Katakwi District, there are attempts by the candidates to influence the registrars to tamper with the voters’ register.

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