Forum for Democratic Change [FDC] Iron Lady, Ingrid Turinawe, raised a social media sandstorm on Friday accusing the ruling National Resistance Movement [NRM] of trying to rig the nomination of the opposition candidate.
Ingrid who is the secretary for mobilisation left the party head offices in Najjanankumbi after mid night and travelled to Rukiga by bus to support her team.
FDC’s LCV Candidate for Rukiga District, Ambrose Aharimpisya, sailed through unopposed by but the electoral commission refused to declare him so.
“NRM is rigging nominations in Rukiga, happening now,” Ingrid cried out on social media, adding, “Our FDC candidate is unopposed, EC has refused to declare him.”
She said EC was waiting for the NRM candidate, James Mugarama, to return so they could nominate him
Mugarama polled 18,367 votes beating Peter Musinguzi who got 11,976 votes in the race for district LCV NRM flag bearer early in the week.
Ingrid even insinuate that EC was playing it well for NRM and that “instead of declaring FDC unopposed, they would rather declare seat vacant to give NRM enough time, get requirements for nomination.”
According to her, Mugarama arrived at 7pm with the required documents way past the official time and he was nominated.
“This illegality by EC in Rukiga district must be stopped now. It’s illegal to nominate any candidate past time,” she said.
Nakato nominated Kyotera FDC flag bearer
On Thursday, Ingrid oversaw the nomination of the FDC flag bearer for Kyotera District Woman MP, Ms Nakato Phillister Nassali, at Kasaali sub county Headquarters by the District Electoral Commission Returning officer.
Thereafter, they addressed a number of stop overs on their way to Mutukula border point where they addressed a mini rally enroute to Kakuuto up to the main rally was in Kalisizo Town where the candidate was flagged off.
Present was FDC Deputy President in charge of Buganda / central region who also doubles as Lubaga Urban Division Mayor, Owek Joyce Nabbosa Ssebuggwawo, Deputy Secretary General, Harold Kaija, Makindye East MP Hon. Kasozi Ibrahim, FDC leadership from Greater Masaka Districts among others.
The FDC Kyotera District leadership led by Chairman Dennis Muyunga coordinated the rallies.