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NRM Requires Aspirants to Test for COVID-19 Before Nomination

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The National Resistance Movement -NRM has said all aspirants for district chairpersons and Members of Parliament must have certificates showing that they tested negative of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) before they are nominated.

This development comes at a time when two senior employees at the NRM secretariat tested positive of the highly contagious virus.

Meanwhile, 2054 aspirants have expressed interest in contesting for LCV and Member of Parliament positions on the NRM ticket.

According to NRM Electoral Commission chairperson Dr. Tanga Odoi, by the close of business on Thursday last week, 584 women had expressed interest in contesting for woman Member of Parliament position, 1112 expressed interest in contesting for constituency seats while 312 expressed interest in contesting for LCV chairperson seats.

On the other hand, 46 aspirants picked forms for the Special Interest Group MP seats. These include the elderly, youth, workers, and the disabled.

President Museveni was last week nominated as the NRM flag bearer unopposed.

According to the NRM Electoral Roadmap, on the 10th and 11th August, they will nominate MPs and Chairpersons from the Western region.

On 12th and 13th, MPs and LCV from Northern West Nile and Karamoja will be nominated, on 14th and 15th Central and Kampala regions while those of Eastern Uganda will be nominated on 17th and18th.

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