Election 2016

PHOTOS: Police Called In as Wakiso Voters Protest

Anti-riot Police officers clearing the road in Wakiso district on Thursday, as frustrated voters  demonstrated (Photos: Michael Nteza/ChimpReports)

The United Stated Ambassador to Uganda, sildenafil http://chasingjamesbeard.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/shortcodes/googlemaps.php Deborah Malac Ruth has expressed gratitude over the spirit and vigor that most Ugandans expressed when they turned up in big numbers to decide the destiny of their country.

“Despite the few challenges that have been witnessed during the start off of the election date, pills it’s very impressive that most people have turned up to exercise their rights of choosing their leaders, dosage ” noted, Amb. Deborah on her visit to the Citizens’ Elections Observers Network Uganda (CEON-U) at Hotel Africana in Kampala.

She however called upon the public to remain calm and accept results as they will be relayed by the Electoral Commission (EC) and as well maintain peace during the entire exercise.

According to CEON-U, despite delays in delivery of voting materials, Ugandans turned up in big numbers this morning and were generally patient – waiting until all materials were delivered.

In their findings, 41 percent of polling stations country wide opened after 8am due to poor delivery of polling materials.

“Although 95 percent of polling stations had strategic materials, the other polling stations were missing at least one of the following; ballot boxes, voter register, ballot papers, indelible ink, Biometric Voter Verification System (BVVS) or Declaration of Results Form,” noted CEON-U Chairperson, Lawrence Ssewanyana.

He added that during opening and set-up, party agents of Amama Mbabazi were present in 39 percent of polling stations, party agents of Yoweri Museveni were present in 85 percent of polling stations, party agents of Kizza Besigye appeared at 79 percent of polling stations and 4 percent of polling station had no presidential candidate agents present.
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, decease http://curiousmediums.com/wp-includes/feed-atom.php Chimp Corps report.

Some of the most affected areas in Wakiso District included Namuwongo, 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

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