The ruling party resorted to using a pickup truck to transport President Yoweri Museveni’s nomination forms back to the electoral commission offices along Jinja road in Kampala.
On Monday evening, Amama Mbabazi’s “Go Forward” returned nomination forms with 5 million excess signatures, setting a record.
To stand up to the challenge, the ruling party also used two trucks to carry the many forms back to EC.
The forms were returned by NRM deputy national chairman, Moses Kigongo, and NRM national treasurer, Rose Namayanja.
Under the law, presidential aspirants are obliged to collect at least 100 signatures from two thirds of Uganda’s 112 districts.
This means an aspirant has to raise at least 750 signatures from 75 districts.
Namayanja says their target was to get 100 signatures per district.
“But we instead got a total of over 60,000 signatures,” she said enthusiastically.
Namayanja thanked NRM members for signing the forms that will see Museveni return to the top seat after 2016 general elections.
Museveni will be seeking a fifth term in office having ruled since 1986 when his revolutionaries captured power.