Complaints of influence peddling have marred the ongoing National Resistance Movement- party membership registration exercise in Kabale district.
Some of the party members are accusing local council officials of influencing the registration exercise contrary to the guidelines issued by the party Electoral Commission.
According to the party members, the LC officials are blocking those opposed to them from registering.
The most affected areas are Ikumba and Nyamweru sub counties in Rubanda East and West respectively.
Florence Ayebare, a resident of Ikumba village says LC II officials are actively involved in the registration of party members, which has kept away some party members.
In Nyamweru Sub County, NRM party members are concerned about the involvement of civil servants especially teachers in the exercise.
Teachers are said to have been recruited to conduct the registration exercise an issue that has drawn protests from the Members.
Josephine Kyomuhendo, a resident of Kyokyezo Parish in Nyamweru Sub County is one of those concerned.
According to Kyomuhendo, civil servants are barred from participating in political party activities.
Maurice Kaitaba, the Kabale NRM party registrar has confirmed receiving complaints from the party members.
He says the involvement of Local Council officials and Civil servants in the party membership registration was a mistake.
The National Resistance Movement- party membership registration in most sub counties in Kabale kicked off on Thursday due to the delayed delivery of registration materials.
However, the exercise kicked off in Muko, Rubaya, Butanda and Kamwezi sub counties on Monday.