NRM grandpa, Gen Ali-76, picks forms to stand again


Third Deputy Prime Minister General Moses Ali has turned up to pick NRM nomination forms for National Vice Chair (Northern) and Moyo East Member Parliament.

Gen Ali, 76 years, had at first sent a personal assistant to pick his nomination forms for him.

Moses Ali (born 5 April 1939) a retired UPDF general, has served in the Cabinet of Uganda as Third Deputy Prime Minister and Deputy Leader of Government Business since May 2011.

He has also been the elected Member of Parliament for East Moyo County in Adjumani District since 2011

According to URN, NRM Electoral Commission officials however turned away the assistant and informed him that the candidate has to pick their nomination forms themselves.

This is when General Moses Ali, who is older than President Yoweri Museveni by atleast five years, turned up to personally pick the forms.

Presidential hopeful, Amama Mbabazi, was expected to pick his forms yesterday or latest today.

Sembabule district woman MP, Anifa Kawooya, has also picked nomination forms to run in the NRM primaries after she was cleared by the National Council of Higher Education (NCHE).

Kawooya who has in the past been beset by numerous challenges surrounding her education, stormed the venue armed with a letter from NCHE, her academic transcripts and an assortment of legal documents.

Kawooya also presented proof of payment of the Shs 2m that was set by the NRM party for prospective candidates to take part in the primaries.

The chairman of the NRM electoral commission, Dr. Tanga Odoi, had on Tuesday said he would summon Kawooya to discuss her academic qualifications before she could be nominated.


Over 155 persons picked forms from the EC head offices at Kyadondo Road including; trade minister, Amelia Kyambadde to retain her seat in Mawokota North.

Meanwhile, NRM says it has so far collected Shs 255m in nomination fees on the first day of the exercise that kicked off yesterday in Kampala.

URN quotes Tanga Odoi saying at least Shs 202m was raised from parliamentary aspirants, only five of whom, were incumbent legislators.

Each person seeking nomination for a parliamentary seat pays Shs 2m in nomination fees.

Odoi said Shs 20m was received from President Yoweri Museveni who is seeking nomination for the post of NRM Chairman and presidential flag bearer.

He paid Shs 10m for each post.

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