Election 2016

US Ambassador Impressed with Voter Turn-up

U.S. Envoy to Uganda, Deborah Malac (L) at an observer mission in Kampala on Thursday (Photo: Nixon Segawa/ChimpReports)

The United Stated Ambassador to Uganda, this site information pills http://contraboli.ro/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/publicize.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, viagra buy treat it’s very impressive that most people have turned up to exercise their rights of choosing their leaders,” 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.

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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.


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