NRM primary elections have already proven and given us a heads up of what we should actually expect in the 2021 general elections.
Tough and rough, money and power, notorious thumping and corruption are likely to dominate the elections making them the most expensive elections ever.
Well this have a massive impact on the choices voters make as more tend to hing onto who of the candidates exhibits a lot of money and guns to prove their dominance and power to rule.
Uganda is known to be one of the poorest countries in the world and her citizens will not hesitate when it comes to money as President Museveni said in one of his national addresses. Ugandans will do anything for money and power and that’s why the next coming elections might be a blood shedding festival.
Ugandans as well tend lean on the side that exhibits guns and state machinery because they blindly change their perceptions towards candidates, and this can be witnessed in some constituencies whose elections have been cancelled because of too much violence.
The hot-spots of extreme violence in the NRM primaries are those where you find the most powerful candidates who are the big fish in the government.
Splashing money, not even giving it to the voters influences their perception, they will think you’re more eligible and this has been witnessed by in Sheema constituency where the former URA boss is likely to smash his other contestants.
This makes Ugandans less susceptible to ideology, influencing them to choose money and power over other important variables.