Election 2016

Wakiso NRM Polls Suspended Over Ghost Candidate

Ofwono Opondo

The National Résistance Movement Electoral Commission has suspended the elections for Members of Parliament and LC5 leaders for Wakiso district.

The election according to NRM deputy spokesperson Ofwono Opondo, more about http://concernedafricascholars.org/wp-content/plugins/gravityforms/print-entry.php was moved to tomorrow October 28, order following irreconcilable glitches

Opondo explained that the district leadership agreed to stay the polling exercise after a ghost candidate appeared on the ballot papers for the district woman MP seat.

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Hon Rosemary Seninde was unopposed in the race but her name appeared on the ballot paper with another person who was never in the race.

He added that in some areas some candidates’ names were misspelled like in Busike County, while other polling stations received ballots of different areas.

Opondo said that the party would have to reprint ballots and ensure that correct delivery is done.

Elsewhere where elections materials arrived late, Opondo revealed that the commission had resolved to allow them more voting time, while in extreme cases the voting would be extended to tomorrow.

The affected districts are Wakiso and Namutumba [for tomorrow] while in Kiruhura, the exercise was pushed to Monday, following the death of one of the contestants.


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