PICTURES: NRM EALA elections marred by chaos, cancelled

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The National Resistance Movement (NRM) elections for flag bearers in the East Africa Legislative Assembly (EALA) at State House Entebbe yesterday turned chaotic, prompting cancellation.

COOL DOWN: Mr Tanga Odoi reacts to an agitated

COOL DOWN: Mr Tanga Odoi reacts to an agitated MP. Photo by Dominic Bukenya.

MPs disagree on ballot tallying. Photo by

MPs disagree on ballot tallying. Photo by Dominic Bukenya

Buyaga West Member of Parliament, Barnabas

Buyaga West Member of Parliament, Barnabas Tinkasimire (Left) struggles to make his point amidst the chaos. Photo by Dominic Bukenya.

MEMBERS, CALM DOWN:  Party Chief Whip Ruth

MEMBERS, CALM DOWN: Party Chief Whip Ruth Nankabirwa uses the public address system to speak to the MPs. Photo by Dominic Bukenya.

The party had kicked off well with campaigns and later casting ballots, however disagreement ensued during tallying. MPs now argued that the ballots were incomprehensible for simple minds and thus demanded for a repeat of the entire process amidst fists and fights.

WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? An altercation

WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? An altercation between two MPs while the rest look on. Photo by Dominic Bukenya.



MPs cast their ballots peacefully.

MPs cast their ballots peacefully.

WE SHOULD HAVE DONE THIS LIKE THIS: One of the

WE SHOULD HAVE DONE THIS LIKE THIS: One of the MPs explains to his colleagues.

Pleas by the party chief whip, Ms Ruth Nankabirwa and NRM EC chairperson Mr Tanga Odoi did not make any difference until an intervention by the chairperson, Mr Museveni to regroup and find a way forward the next day (Wednesday).

Mr Tanga Odoi leads in the counting of the

Mr Tanga Odoi leads in the counting of the ballots shortly before chaos stopped the process.

THIS IS GOING TO BE BLOODY: Mps, among others

THIS IS GOING TO BE BLOODY: Mps, among others Barnabas Tinkasimire protest.

The party caucus is expected to elect 6 candidates out of 38 nominees.

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