NRM EC boss Dr. Tanga Odoi addresses the media

The National Resistance Movement (NRM) Electoral Commission chairman Tanga Odoi has set August 18, 2017, as the date for the party to find a candidate that will fill the Iganga district women parliamentary seat that fell vacant after the death of Grace Haliat Kawuda.

Ms. Kawuda, who was serving her first term in Parliament after she trounced Olivia Kabaale Kwagala in the 2016 general elections, succumbed to pre-eclampsia and died at Kawempe hospital.

And speaking at the NRM EC offices on Kyadondo Road, Dr. Tanga Odoi, said candidates seeking to replace Ms. Kawuda as MP are expected to pick nomination forms up to August 4; get nominated between August 4-5, and thereafter embark on campaigns from August 5-16. Between August 19 and 21, Tanga Odoi said the party EC will hear petitions, if any, arising out of the electoral process.

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He also urged NRM supporters to desist from causing violence adding that those who engage in wrongful acts will be punished.