Voter Bribery Cited in On-going Elections – CCEDU

Voter bribery has been cited in the residual elections that are underway in the 5 newly created districts of Kakumiro, help Kagadi, information pills Rubanda, Kibaale and Omoro according to the preliminary findings by Citizens’ Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda (CCEDU).

The elections underway seek to fill up positions for District Woman Member of Parliament, District Chairperson and youth representatives.

According to the preliminary findings released by CCEDU at Human Rights House in Kampala on Monday, voter bribery has been reported in Bubaare C polling station, Rubanda county East in Rubanda District.

CCEDU Chairman, Dr. Livingstone Ssewanyana noted that voters in this area were bribed with as low as Sh500 which he condemned in the strongest terms.

In other findings, Dr. Ssewanyana said there was a reported fight had ensued between agents of an NRM candidate and that of an independent candidate at Birembo A Sub-county, Bugangaizi West county in Kakumiro district.

The report shows that in Kyanyi polling station polling station code 01 in Nyamirinda sub-county, Kibaale district it was observed that 4 people known to be deceased had their names ticked in the voter’s register.

Agents of independent candidates were said to have manhandled an agent for the NRM candidate at Kakindo subcounty, Bugangaizi West County in Kakumiro district.

Ssewanyana however noted that generally, voter turn up was very low except for Omoro district where voters turned up in huge numbers with a lot of vigor to vote.

“Generally speaking, adherence to the electoral laws was good with exception of a few isolated polling stations,” Ssewanyana observed.

“91 of the 100 polling stations observed had election materials delivered on time with exception of one polling station in Rubanda which didn’t have a voters’ register and 5 polling stations in Kagadi, Kakumiro and Rubanda which were missing indelible ink. Generally polling started peacefully and NRM has deployed agents at all polling stations unlike other political parties.”

Ssewanyana promised that CCEDU shall release a final comprehensive report of the residual on-going elections tomorrow.


Header advertisement
To Top