Last year’s LCI and Women Council Elections where the mode of lining-up was applied, had very many positive aspects related to cost reduction, less disputes and transparency.
Learning from such experiences, the NRM Party leadership proposes to its members the same mode that comes with a number of advantages.
According to members of the ruling National Resistance Movement [NRM] Central Executive Committee [CEC] meeting at Chobe Safari Lodge in Nwoya distrust, lining up behind candidates has legal justifications.
It conforms with the Local Government Act Cap 243, minimises petitions and simplifies the management of petitions as voters possess vivid recollection of events.
The economic justification is reducing costs of election management as NO ballot papers, ballot boxes, indelible ink… etc are required.
The political justification is that it will minimise the number of independents due to its transparency, reduce bribery & commercialisation of elections, minimise infiltration by non-party members who carry sinister motives and encourages participation.
The administration justification is that it reduces bureaucracy & tampering with electoral materials, cures postponement of elections, cures ballot stuffing, eases voter identification and reduces grounds for disputes or petitions.
The Party Secretariat under the headship of the Secretary General Rt. Hon. Justine Kasule Lumumba will soon release a detailed programme for the District Conferences to further consider the proposal.
During such meetings more advantages of the same will be discussed.