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NRM YOUTH PRIMARIES SET FOR 3RD NOVEMBER

The last phase of the NRM primaries will come to a climax with the National youth council executive committee on 3rd November 2020. According Kigyagi Arimpa John; the deputy chairperson of the NRM electoral, there are eleven positions up for grabs and the eligible aspirants will pick nomination forms which are free of charge on 30th and 31st October from the NRM party Secretariat, website or from the district electoral commission offices countrywide.

He made this revelation on Thursday from the party secretariat in Kampala.

He further said that the campaigns which will be scientific in nature in line with the presidential directives on the prevention of the coronavirus pandemic will be done between 1st and 2nd November countrywide in the NRM Electoral Commission offices, and voting of flag bearers will then follow on 3rd November, at the party secretariat in Kampala.

Kigyaji Arimpa John the deputy NRM EC chairperson speaking to journalists from the party Secretariat last Thursday

Kigyagi also specified that the elections will be done by an electoral college of 443 by lining up behind candidates of their choice, and warned candidates against voter bribery and soliciting of votes on the polling day.

He also warned the youth against crowding on the polling day and he said that each candidate on polling day will only allowed coming with a nominator and a seconder.

“You know the youth can be chaotic, all the 11 might begin moving with supporters from their district to here (Kampala). It is only the three people that is the chairperson of the youth council from each district, the secretary for female youth of the district council, and the district secretary for finance plus five students from the Uganda National Association (UNSA), and the representative of the youth with disabilities, and these will form the electoral college,” he clarified.

The  eleven positions will be competed for by the 443 members of the electoral college where the winners will join other youth from other political parties for the national youth council elections which will take place between 4 and 6th November at a yet to be communicated venue by the National Electoral commission.

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