It is not shocking that Ministers are losing their seats in the National Resistance Movement Primaries. That has happen before, where NRA Historicals have lost favours after prolonged time in office and nothing to show for it. In 2020 that is no difference.
We are also seeing people who has moved from being Anti-Museveni and harsh opponents turned ministers failing to win. Beatrice Anywar and Beti Kamya being two of them. They have both lost their spots after moving to the Movement. They have to run as Independents. As they don’t have any favours where they fled from either.
That Elioda Tumwesigye lost for instance in Sheema, where he has run several of elections and one. Even a By-Election mid-term in this term. Therefore, it is a shocking enterprise to see him bow out in an inside party election.
In Bushenyi, Mary Karooro Okurut also lost out. In Nyabushozi, there is reports that Fred Mwesigye is loosing too. Evelyn Anite lost in Koboko as well.
There are reports of deaths in three districts. Where family members of the President is for instance fighting over a position like in Mawongola North, where the daughter of Kuteesa is battling the son of Museveni Sado. Clearly it turned violent and the elections was suspended. Similar things happen in Tororo and in Sheema as well.
In Rakai, five boda-boda’s have been burned. One candidates supporter beaten into a comma.
From the NRM Youth League, the leader Gadaffi Nassur for Katikamu North has won and Lillian Arber won in Kitgum.
Even with the voting in line, as in the 1980s elections. The NRM Electoral Commission cannot be proud of the hectic mess. They are not able to keep all the ducks in a row and has to manoeuvre things by the State House to solve the chaos committed. The stakes are so high and therefore, the fall is so massive.
There are reports of 33 or 43 MPs going in unopposed. Alas, there are sole-candidates in the party. That is why these districts and counties are not creating issues.
In 2015 someone called the NRM Primaries a circus. The same could maybe be said this year as well. There are always internal conflict, death, destruction and problems created by the polls. Nothing was different this time.
The NRM are creating havoc over seats in Parliament and the other positions as well. Peace.