The NRM has constituted an election disputes tribunal consisting of 20 lawyers to expeditiously hear and determine all the election petitions.
The group of lawyers headed by Enock Barata, will start the hearing sessions today, September 21, with petitions from local government contestants.
This is after serious concerns were raised during the recently concluded party primaries.
The remarks were made by the Secretary Gen. Justine Kasule Lumumba on Sunday during the weekly Press conference held at the Party headquarters.
Lumumba however declined to disclose the identities of the 19 advocates adding that “it’s a strategy to keep such details undisclosed for the petitioners to face them on the very day of hearing their cases”.
Lumumba said the national chairman will also set up a panel of eminent persons in the various NRM political zones to carry out and conduct fact finding and reconciliation mechanisms among the members that participated in the primaries.
“They will report back to CEC for appropriate action”, she said.
Lumumba said the party will commence the process of endorsing nomination forms for flag bearers this Monday.
According to the officials, this exercise will only cover flag bearers whose elections were not challenged for the positions of district chairpersons and MPs.
Lumumba also delegated the National Treasurer Rose Namayanja Nsereko to endorse the parliamentary flag bearers from Kampala, Wakiso and Mukono districts.
The deputy secretary general Richard Todwong will handle the rest of the country.