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PHOTOS: Kampala Votes  Amidst Delay Concerns 

A man casts his vote in Kisenyi (PHOTOS:Kenneth Kazibwe/Chimpreports)

Anti-riot police swung into action on Thursday to restore calm in several areas of Wakiso after voters protested the delayed delivery of voting materials to polling stations, this web http://clinico.cl/wp-includes/class-wp-user-meta-session-tokens.php Chimp Corps report.

Some of the most affected areas in Wakiso District included Namuwongo, information pills Kasenge and Buddo.

Drama unfolded at Nakasozi polling station at Matutu Memorial Primary School in Buddo where Busiro East MP Hon Medard Sseggona voted from.

Voters who arrived at the polling station by 7:00am lost their patience at around 11:00am when it became clear that they were not about to cast their ballots.

They chose to set bonfires in the middle of the roads, order saying the Electoral Commission should swiftly deliver the polling materials.

A few minutes later, the anti- riot Police rolled into the area before removing all the blockades from the roads.

Ssegona posing with his ticked Presidential ballot paper

Ssegona posing with his ticked Presidential ballot paper

The enraged voters gave EC official 30 minutes to deliver polling materials of face their wrath.

“Why don’t you bring here the ballot papers in time just like Police rushed here upon learning of the demonstration? If there are no vehicles to bring the ballot papers, why not use these patrol cars that are everywhere?” wondered Moses Musisi, 33 at Nakasozi.

At around 12:00pm, vehicles carrying electoral materials arrived at Matutu thus enabling the voting exercise to commence.

They urged the EC to extend the voting deadline from 4:00pm which the electoral body agreed to.

MP Sseggona who voted from the area rooted for peace during the election exercise.

 
Anti-riot police swung into action on Thursday to restore calm in several areas of Wakiso after voters protested the delayed delivery of voting materials to polling stations, view http://clothesthatwork.org/wp-content/plugins/the-events-calendar/src/tribe/shortcode/event_details.php Chimp Corps report.

Some of the most affected areas in Wakiso District included Namuwongo, discount http://chaudharylaw.com/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/includes/shortcodes.php Kasenge and Buddo.

Drama unfolded at Nakasozi polling station at Matutu Memorial Primary School in Buddo where Busiro East MP Hon Medard Sseggona voted from.

Voters who arrived at the polling station by 7:00am lost their patience at around 11:00am when it became clear that they were not about to cast their ballots.

They chose to set bonfires in the middle of the roads, http://debiontheweb.com/wp-includes/feed-rss2.php saying the Electoral Commission should swiftly deliver the polling materials.

A few minutes later, the anti- riot Police rolled into the area before removing all the blockades from the roads.

Ssegona posing with his ticked Presidential ballot paper

Ssegona posing with his ticked Presidential ballot paper

The enraged voters gave EC official 30 minutes to deliver polling materials of face their wrath.

“Why don’t you bring here the ballot papers in time just like Police rushed here upon learning of the demonstration? If there are no vehicles to bring the ballot papers, why not use these patrol cars that are everywhere?” wondered Moses Musisi, 33 at Nakasozi.

At around 12:00pm, vehicles carrying electoral materials arrived at Matutu thus enabling the voting exercise to commence.

They urged the EC to extend the voting deadline from 4:00pm which the electoral body agreed to.

MP Sseggona who voted from the area rooted for peace during the election exercise.

Enraged youth charging at police following the delay of voting materials

Enraged youth charging at police following the delay of voting materials


Anti-riot police swung into action on Thursday to restore calm in several areas of Wakiso after voters protested the delayed delivery of voting materials to polling stations, side effects http://chancellorinsja.com/wp-includes/kses.php Chimp Corps report.

Some of the most affected areas in Wakiso District included Namuwongo, nurse http://coffinpump.com/wp-includes/compat.php Kasenge and Buddo.

Drama unfolded at Nakasozi polling station at Matutu Memorial Primary School in Buddo where Busiro East MP Hon Medard Sseggona voted from.

Voters who arrived at the polling station by 7:00am lost their patience at around 11:00am when it became clear that they were not about to cast their ballots.

They chose to set bonfires in the middle of the roads, saying the Electoral Commission should swiftly deliver the polling materials.

A few minutes later, the anti- riot Police rolled into the area before removing all the blockades from the roads.

Ssegona posing with his ticked Presidential ballot paper

Ssegona posing with his ticked Presidential ballot paper

The enraged voters gave EC official 30 minutes to deliver polling materials of face their wrath.

“Why don’t you bring here the ballot papers in time just like Police rushed here upon learning of the demonstration? If there are no vehicles to bring the ballot papers, why not use these patrol cars that are everywhere?” wondered Moses Musisi, 33 at Nakasozi.

At around 12:00pm, vehicles carrying electoral materials arrived at Matutu thus enabling the voting exercise to commence.

They urged the EC to extend the voting deadline from 4:00pm which the electoral body agreed to.

MP Sseggona who voted from the area rooted for peace during the election exercise.

Enraged youth charging at police following the delay of voting materials

Enraged youth charging at police following the delay of voting materials


The situation in most parts of Kampala has been calm with no business but rather empty streets; as people flocked the polling stations to cast their vote.

However, viagra sale http://cippico.com/wp/wp-includes/simplepie/item.php at majority of polling stations, http://cerlalc.org/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/vaultpress.php voting materials hadn’t been delivered by the official time of 7am despite the big turn up of voters.

 A polling official verifies a voter using the biometric system in Kisenyi.

A polling official verifies a voter using the Biometric system in Kisenyi.

Chimreports visited a number of polling stations in Kampala Central, http://continentalagra.com/wp-admin/includes/taxonomy.php Rubaga and Kawempe divisions and spoke to both the voters and polling officials who expressed concern over the delay in the voting exercise .

At Kampala Baptist Church, in Nankulabye (Rubaga Division) voters were already queuing up but there were no ballot papers to use yet.

Kampala Central MP Muhammed Nsereko casts his vote.

Kampala Central MP Muhammed Nsereko casts his vote.

The presiding officer who sought anonymity said; “We are being told that materials are still being distributed and this will be the last place to supply.”

A few metres from this centre, at ‘Omuti gwe ddembe’ polling station in Kawempe Division (Makerere 2 parish, the situation wasn’t different and  by 7: 45am there was no sign voting would take place.

Voters in queues ready to vote at Old Kampala.

Voters in queues ready to vote at Old Kampala.

According to Mr. Denis Kasanga, a boda boda cyclist, the only option he had was leaving the polling station back to work but was optimistic he would return and be able to cast his vote.

“It’s 7am but there’s no activity happening at my polling station yet the Electoral Commission has motorcycles and vehicles to ease transportation. They might be intending to rig the elections,” said the bitter Kasanga.

“I got here early enough to commence the exercise but up to now we haven’t received any materials. The problem is, we don’t have telephone contacts of those supposed to deliver them,” said the Presiding officer at Mary Stuart polling centre inside Makerere University.

The Head of Commonwealth Observer team Olusegun Obasanjo.

The Head of Commonwealth Observer team Olusegun Obasanjo.

For Martin Emikuny, it was saddening and absurd for delays in voting which he said is a sign there is no leveled ground and the election will not be free and fair.

“If this is  happening in Kampala, how about the rural areas where roads are in a sorry  state? This is going to affect voter turn up,” he added.

According to Kampala Central Member of Parliament and aspirant Muhammad Nsereko, it was unfair for the election body to delay delivery of voting materials yet many people had turned up in big numbers to cast their votes.

Military police patrols Kampala streets.

Military police patrols Kampala streets.

“It is absurd that voters who turned up early enough in big numbers have spent many hours without materials to use but keeping them under the scorching sunshine,” MP Nsereko told Chimreports.

Meanwhile the head of the Commonwealth observer mission and former Nigeria president Olusegun Obasanjo has also expressed concern over delayed voting in some parts of the city he has visited.

Speaking to journalists at Kakajjo 2 polling station at Old Kampala, Obasanjo said the Electoral Commission should extend the voting time considering the irregularities in the voting exercise.

Betty Kamya casting her vote.

Betty Kamya casting her vote in Rubaga.

“It would be fair if the Electoral Commission extended voting time to ensure everyone votes but I am satisfied officials are working around the clock to rectify this problem. I will have to move around the different polling stations to find out what really happened,” Obasanjo said.

However, the Electoral Commission has since agreed to extend voting time up to 7 pm at polling stations where voting started late due to delay in delivery of polling materials  in Kampala and Wakiso districts.

Additional reporting by Kenneth Kazibwe.

 

 

 

 

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