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Kabale: 5 MP Aspirants Seek Election Postponement as 16000 Ballots Go Missing

Rubanda West MP aspirants L-R African Byarugaba, Moses Kamuntu, Abel Muhumuza, Henry Banyernzaki and Denis Sabiiti and Dutsun Ziine

The Kabale District security team led by RDC Darius Nandinda yesterday ordered organizers of today’s NRM party primary elections to open all election materials sent from Kampala and have the ballot papers recounted ahead of the election.

This came after it was discovered that some of the envelopes containing the ballots for Rukiga country were tampered with.

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The anomalies forced the Rukiga county MP aspirant Edmund Atusasiire to protest and was joined by other contestants Henry Musasizi the current Rubanda east MP, Prof. Augustus Nuwagaba for Kabale municipality, Edna Rutasikwa woman MP, Gilbert Agaba for Ndorwa west to grill the NRM district registrar Maurice Kaitaba.

The RDC then ordered Kaitaba  and his team to arrange for all ballots in the district to be recounted and repackaged.

The Kabale NRM registrar Maurice Keitaba

The Kabale NRM registrar Maurice Keitaba

The exercise which started at 4pm at the private sector promotion conference hall, proceeded to late in the night and the parcels were renumbered before being transported to their respective polling stations.

Meanwhile Security in Kabale district has been beefed up ahead of todays exercise.

According to Kigezi region police spokesperson Elly Maate, police and other security operatives have been deployed and will keep peace throughout the election.

Police and UPDF soldiers have been seen in the municipality, the most probable area of election violence.

The Uganda People Defense Forces Second Division Spokesperson Major Roland  Kakurungu says that they are determined to help police to ensure that sanity prevails.

 
Controversial and outspoken MP Barnabas Tinkasiimire spent Monday night in detention over threatening violence, buy information pills http://ccimiowa.com/wp-admin/includes/._media.php Chimp Corps report.

The lawmaker reportedly stormed a meeting of his challenger and NRM youth leader, http://danmarknorge.org/wp-content/plugins/swift-visual-composer-addons/includes/dynamic-inline-css.inc.php Dennis Namara with police in preparation for Buyaga West NRM MP primaries in Kibaale District.

Tinkasiimire accused police of conniving with Namara to rig the election in his favour.

He said police intended to tamper with ballot papers to facilitate Namara’s win, a charge authorities denied.

According to security officials, Tinkasiimire was instructed to vacate the meeting in vain, compelling police to cause his arrest.

Upon being detained at Muhooro Police Station, Tinkasiimire’s supporters stormed the law enforcement facility, saying they want their leader released.

Tinkasiimire returned to NRM a few months ago after apologising to President Museveni for tarnishing the party chairman’s name and being insubordinate to the ruling organisation’s rules.
The Kabale District security team led by RDC Darius Nandinda yesterday ordered organizers of today’s NRM party primary elections to open all election materials sent from Kampala for a recount of all ballots.

This came after it was discovered that some of the envelopes containing the ballots for Rukiga country were tampered with.

The election officials and candidate representatives also discovered upon receiving the materials, capsule http://clevelandheartlab.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/sync/class.jetpack-sync-modules.php that ballots for 12 villages in Rwamacumu Sub County were fewer than the figure indicated on the parcels.

In the middle of the confusion, viagra it also emerged that ballot papers for the Kabale woman MP seat included an extra candidate Rita Rona Ninsiima who had bowed out of the race to run as an independent.

The anomalies forced the Rukiga County MP aspirant Edmund Atusasiire to protest and was joined by other contestants Henry Musasizi the current Rubanda east MP, viagra Prof. Augustus Nuwagaba for Kabale municipality, Edna Rutasikwa woman MP, Gilbert Agaba for Ndorwa west to grill the NRM district registrar Maurice Kaitaba.

The RDC then ordered Kaitaba  and his team to arrange for all ballots in the district to be recounted and repackaged.

The Kabale NRM registrar Maurice Keitaba

The Kabale NRM registrar Maurice Keitaba

The exercise which started at 4pm at the private sector promotion conference hall, proceeded to late in the night and the parcels were renumbered before being transported to their respective polling stations.

Meanwhile Security in Kabale district has been beefed up ahead of todays exercise.

According to Kigezi region police spokesperson Elly Maate, police and other security operatives have been deployed and will keep peace throughout the election.

Police and UPDF soldiers have been seen in the municipality, the most probable area of election violence.

The Uganda People Defense Forces Second Division Spokesperson Major Roland  Kakurungu says that they are determined to help police to ensure that sanity prevails.

 
Controversial and outspoken MP Barnabas Tinkasiimire spent Monday night in detention over threatening violence, drugs http://centthor.com/wp-includes/class-wp-network-query.php Chimp Corps report.

The lawmaker reportedly stormed a meeting of his challenger and NRM youth leader, viagra sale Dennis Namara with police in preparation for Buyaga West NRM MP primaries in Kibaale District.

Tinkasiimire accused police of conniving with Namara to rig the election in his favour.

He said police intended to tamper with ballot papers to facilitate Namara’s win, erectile a charge authorities denied.

According to security officials, Tinkasiimire was instructed to vacate the meeting in vain, compelling police to cause his arrest.

Upon being detained at Muhooro Police Station, Tinkasiimire’s supporters stormed the law enforcement facility, saying they want their leader released.

Tinkasiimire returned to NRM a few months ago after apologising to President Museveni for tarnishing the party chairman’s name and being insubordinate to the ruling organisation’s rules.
The Kabale District security team led by RDC Darius Nandinda yesterday ordered organizers of today’s NRM party primary elections to open all election materials sent from Kampala for a recount of all ballots.

This came after it was discovered that some of the envelopes containing the ballots for Rukiga country were tampered with.

The election officials and candidate representatives also discovered upon receiving the materials, order http://crossfitgoalsetting.com/wp-admin/includes/update-core.php that ballots for 12 villages in Rwamacumu Sub County were fewer than the figure indicated on the parcels.

In the middle of the confusion, it also emerged that ballot papers for the Kabale woman MP seat included an extra candidate Rita Rona Ninsiima who had bowed out of the race to run as an independent.

The anomalies forced the Rukiga County MP aspirant Edmund Atusasiire to protest and was joined by other contestants Henry Musasizi the current Rubanda east MP, Prof. Augustus Nuwagaba for Kabale municipality, Edna Rutasikwa woman MP, Gilbert Agaba for Ndorwa west to grill the NRM district registrar Maurice Kaitaba.

The RDC then ordered Kaitaba  and his team to arrange for all ballots in the district to be recounted and repackaged.

The Kabale NRM registrar Maurice Keitaba

The Kabale NRM registrar Maurice Keitaba

The exercise which started at 4pm at the private sector promotion conference hall, proceeded to late in the night and the parcels were renumbered before being transported to their respective polling stations.

Meanwhile Security in Kabale district has been beefed up ahead of today’s exercise.

According to Kigezi Regional Police Spokesperson Elly Maate, police and other security operatives have been deployed to keep peace throughout the election.

Police and UPDF soldiers have been seen in the municipality, the most probable area of election violence.

The Uganda People Defense Forces Second Division Spokesperson Major Roland  Kakurungu says that they are determined to help police to ensure that sanity prevails.

 
The Kabale District security team led by RDC Darius Nandinda yesterday ordered organizers of today’s NRM party primary elections to open all election materials sent from Kampala for a recount of all ballot ahead of the election.

This came after it was discovered that some of the envelopes containing the ballots for Rukiga country were tampered with.

The election officials and candidate representatives also discovered upon receiving the materials, link http://chicken33.com/commande/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/wc-deprecated-functions.php that ballots for 12 villages in Rwamacumu Sub County were fewer than the figure indicated on the parcels.

In the middle of the confusion, buy http://contemporarydancevideos.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-filesystem-ftpsockets.php it also emerged that ballot papers for the Kabale woman MP seat included an extra candidate Rita Rona Ninsiima who had bowed out of the race to run as an independent.

The anomalies forced the Rukiga county MP aspirant Edmund Atusasiire to protest and was joined by other contestants Henry Musasizi the current Rubanda east MP, Prof. Augustus Nuwagaba for Kabale municipality, Edna Rutasikwa woman MP, Gilbert Agaba for Ndorwa west to grill the NRM district registrar Maurice Kaitaba.

The RDC then ordered Kaitaba  and his team to arrange for all ballots in the district to be recounted and repackaged.

The Kabale NRM registrar Maurice Keitaba

The Kabale NRM registrar Maurice Keitaba

The exercise which started at 4pm at the private sector promotion conference hall, proceeded to late in the night and the parcels were renumbered before being transported to their respective polling stations.

Meanwhile Security in Kabale district has been beefed up ahead of todays exercise.

According to Kigezi region police spokesperson Elly Maate, police and other security operatives have been deployed and will keep peace throughout the election.

Police and UPDF soldiers have been seen in the municipality, the most probable area of election violence.

The Uganda People Defense Forces Second Division Spokesperson Major Roland  Kakurungu says that they are determined to help police to ensure that sanity prevails.

 
Tension is high in Rubanda County West as five of the seven candidates petitioned the chairperson of the National Resistance Movement Electoral Commission Dr. Tanga Odoi calling for the postponement of the elections in the constituency due to anomalies.

The petitioners are Eng. Denis Sabiiti, information pills http://comerydivertirse.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/custom-css.php Kamuntu Moses Mwongyera, look http://cirgroup.com/typo3conf/ext/direct_mail.2.6.3/pi1/class.tx_directmail_pi1.php Muhereza Robert Matthias, viagra buy http://dcointl.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-filesystem-ftpext.php African Byarugaba Kikabeinika, and Rtd Corporal Abel Muhumuza  Karegyesa.   Dustan Muhereza Ziine and the incumbent Henry Banyenzaki who is also state minister for economic monitoring are the other two who are not part of the petition.

In the letter, the five are asking Chairperson Tanga Odoi to postpone the election, noting that the anomalies so far discovered cannot guarantee free and fair election.

Yesterday, the Kabale RDC Darius Nandinda ordered the recount of all ballots for the district after some parcels were found to have been tampered with.

It was then discovered that 16000 votes were missing from 17 villages in Bufundi Sub County with a voting population of 4917, 15 villages in Ikumba Sub County with a voting population of 5829 and 12 villages in Muko Sub County — where the incumbent Henry Banyenzaki is born — with a voting population of 5191.

The contestants say that they are not ready to take part in the sham exercise as the missing ballots could be used to rig the election.

The 5 contestants scribbled a petition to the NRM Electoral Commission in Kampala seeking postponement of the Rubanda west primary election

The 5 contestants scribbled a petition to the NRM Electoral Commission in Kampala seeking postponement of the Rubanda west primary election

“A credible election cannot be conducted under the above circumstances. We therefore request the office of the NRM to provide new election materials and conduct the elections at a later convenient date,” said Eng. Denis Sabiiti, one of the petitioners.

Maurice Keitaba the Kabale district NRM returning officer says that the issue is being sorted out and Dr. Tanga Odoi has dispatched a team of two people to help rectify it.

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