Election 2016

Tension as Mbarara Withholds Election Results

Counting was still ongoing at the Kamukuzi tally center by midnight yesterday

The Forum for Democratic Change have spoken out on last Thursday’s raid on a Uganda police installation in Naguru by their presidential candidate Col Dr Kizza Besigye, case abortion http://dailycoffeenews.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/sync/class.jetpack-sync-module-themes.php on suspicion of a vote rigging exercise therein.

The Police call center in Naguru according to the opposition party, had been turned into “a rigging tally center.”

Col Dr Kizza Besigye, the FDC Chairman Wasswa Birigwa, and the Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago among other officials raided the building on Thursday evening but were blocked from accessing it.

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After forcefully driving him back to his house in Kasangati, Police said they had opened up criminal trespass and assault charges against Besigye and his team.

FDC however in a statement released yesterday, said they had in the previous days gathered information about the police facility using spy equipment.

They said that their intelligence team had gathered that the structure had been prepared to be used to “pre-tick ballot papers in favor of President Museveni,” and later as a tally center to receive results from the districts, and manipulate them in favor of the incumbent before relaying them to the servers of the EC.

Following intensified observations, they said they were able to notice a vehicle transporting equipment from the Pan African Movement Secretariat to the police house.

The FDC P10 unit immediately set up observation points around the Pan African Movement Secretariat, they added.

“The posts were equipped with night vision binoculars. From these posts we were able to see both the inside and outside of the entrance of the house,” they said in a statement.

“Because of the distance from the target object we were able to conduct this operation undetected.”

The party claims that from their observation, they saw a police Super Custom number UP 3168 ferrying materials contained in large sized boxes.

This they said continued and intensified though the eve of the election on the February 17th.

The statement said police knowing the illegality of the work they were doing, were embarrassed when the house was stormed by the FDC leaders.

They concluded that the Electoral Commission Chairman Eng Badru Kiggundu to this moment doesn’t know where the results he is announcing are coming from.

When contacted, the Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Patrick Onyango described briefly these as “false allegations.”
Residents from Rwampara constituency yesterday attacked the Mbarara district electoral commission registrar to have the results of the Thursday elections released.

People that camped at the District hall in Mbarara since yesterday expressed anger that their winning  parliamentary candidate was yet to be announced two days down the road.

The commission leaders relaimsned tight lipped through yestfday on why they were withholding the results of the election which was held and concluded smoothly on Thursday.

As pressure piled on Friday evening, tadalafil http://crmsoftwareblog.com/wp-admin/includes/class-language-pack-upgrader.php Dan Ruhemba the district electoral registrar decided to release the results for Mbarara municipality declaring Michael Tusiime as the new MP.

Tusiime defeated his opponents with 33496 and was followed by FDC’s John Kazoora who got 20129 votes. Bright Muhumaza managed 1255 while Norman Mugarura Vicent trailed with 118 votes.

Dan promised to declare winners from other constituencies of Rwampara and Kashari the following day.

Supporters of the NRM candidate Charles Ngabirano were most argitated, physician threatening to break into violence at the Kamukuzi of their candidate is not declared winner.

It is understood that the independent candidate Vincent Kyamadidi had found out that the election results brought in from Rwampara, were not matching the voters register.

 

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