NRM Youth leaders in Kabale on Saturday boycotted the party primaries for youth MP for Western Uganda citing irregularities.
The youth elections as per the NRM roadmap were held yesterday at the Uganda College of Commerce Kabale.
The exercise was overseen by the Kabale NRM elections officer Maurice Mugenga Kaitaba.
However, chaos erupted at around 2:20pm when the youth gathered in preparation for their turn to vote, only to find that the names of five of their fellow delegates were missing in the register.
These included Kato Edmund, Ahimbisibwe Marion, Muzahura Crunerio, Ampurira Jane and Murungi Charlotte.
The agitated youths started exchanging words with Gaudioza Tindamanyire, the regional NRM supervisor from the party electoral commission headquarters in Kampala.
Asked how the names were removed, Tindamanyire told the youth leaders that the register they were using was sent from the party headquarters and that no one that was not on the register was allowed to vote.
However, the youths insisted that the five missing delegates have been participating in all elections at national level.
In the heat of the exchange, the youths stormed out of the election venue leaving the officials in shock.
The race had attracted 14 candidates including Mbarara’s Patrick Mwesigye, Ntoroko’s Rugumayo Edson, Gweni Murungi Biraro a daughter to the late General Biraro, Fort Portal’s Tugume Ronald, Edwin Muramuzi of Sheema among others.