The ongoing registration of National Resistance Movement party members has been infiltrated by moles, NRM Deputy Secretary General, Richard Todwong, has said.
Todwong said that several names of persons whose motive is questioned have been smuggled into the register in different parts of the country, a development which threatens the success of the exercise through which the party would produce a new national register.
He added that in areas like Northern and Central Uganda where the registration exercise kicked off a week ago, several of such persons have been arrested together with party officials with whom they connived.
Todwong was launching the registration exercise for eastern region at Mbale Senior Secondary School.
He said the latest arrests include the registration officers in Nakawa, Kampala who disappeared with the registration books for selfish motives and Butambala where a list of more than 100 students from a school he declined to name were smuggled to be included in the lists.
He said this has prompted them to subject those turning up for registration to serious scrutiny.
He said after the registration exercise, they will send back the list to the village level for open verification by party members.
The move is to get rid of the infiltrators on the lists.
Todwong said they want to ensure a transparent exercise ahead of the 2016 general elections.
NRM last month launched its internal elections roadmap leading into its primaries and next year’s general elections.
The roadmap among others, spelt out updating its membership register, which according to Secretary General Justine Kasule Lumumba, is delayed by more than a month.