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NRM Primaries: Tanga Odoi Nullifies Butemba Results 

The National Resistance Movement party electoral commission chairman, Dr. Tanga Odoi has nullified the primary elections results for Butemba County in Kyankwanzi district.

The lately ‘no nonsense’ Tanga Odoi, who has canceled the results of several ministers and NRA historical, made the pronouncement on Butemba County on Monday afternoon. Michael Katungi had been declared the winner.

“The NRM primary election result for Butemba has been suspended,” said Tanga.

Five contestants in the race had disagreed with the Katungi Victory and petitioned Tanga Odoi demanding for the nullification of results.

The contestants including incumbent Innocent Pentagon Kamusiime, former MP Samuel Ssemugaba, Peter Babu Kabango, Patrick Nyanzi Bingi and Richard Ruhinda Nganwa said in their petition that Katungi was defeated but weirdly declared the winner under tight security.

The aggrieved contestants also demanded that all sub-county and district registrars be tasked to produce evidence indicating that Katungi won since the declaration forms clearly show the he lost.

“Despite general counting of votes which ended at each polling station at approximately 2 pm, the winner was declared the next day at 6 am under tight security. At that time, all candidates and their agents were chased away and Katungi Michael was declared winner with no number of votes attached to support his victory,” reads part of the petition.

Speaking to journalists at parliament last week about the petition, Pentagon Kamusiime said that there was intimidation of candidates and their agents at the tally centre. He noted that one of his agents was beaten in front of police and the army officers but nothing was done.

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