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, clinic http://churchofthekingmcallen.org/wp-includes/class-wp-widget.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, ed http://clearskinconcierge.com/acne/wp-includes/comment.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, ailment http://charadas.org/wp-includes/class-wp-walker.php 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 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.