2 Constituencies Boycott Butebo Poll


medicine geneva;”>view sans-serif;”>Deputy Police spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, who is in the area, says security is tight.

He further notes that two constituencies of Kibaale and Opeteta have decided to boycott the election process claiming they have no reason of casting their votes when the candidate of their choice was disqualified from the race.

Richard Oriebo Oseku was on Wednesday disqualified from participating in the race for not resigning from the army where he was an actively serving soldier.

Security is water-tight in Butebo, Paliisa District, as constituents cast ballots Thursday to elect their area representative to replace departed Minister, Stephen Mallinga.

Deputy police spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, says the force deployed heavily to ensure a violence-free election process following reports of possible chaos.

Six candidates are eyeing the seat after the Electoral Commission (EC) on Wednesday disqualified Richard Oriebo Oseku for not resigning his position as an army officer before participating in the election exercise.

The EC took action following a petition by the National Resistance Movement (NRM), challenging Oseku’s participation in the by-election claiming that he was still serving in the UPDF.

Patrick Mutono Lodoi is thought to be leading the race that involves Zaid Ziwa of Democratic Party, Samuel Khalwa of FDC and three independents – Elizabeth Aisu, Eria Kashoda and Yotha Ssajabi.

The results from the 90 polling stations are expected to be released before midnight today.


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