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Election 2016

Women Activists Demand DR Forms for Disputed Polling Stations

Akina Mama Wa Afrika Executive Director Irene Ovunji says it's every Ugandan's right to access this information

A group of women activists have formally filed a request to the Independent Electoral Commission to avail them with the Declaration of Results (DR) forms of a number of polling stations whose results have caused contention.

Akina Mama Wa Afrika, this http://conforms.com/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/class-wc-shipping-rate.php (AMWA) a United Kingdom founded women’s organization with headquarters in Kampala, information pills http://center4research.org/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-terms-list-table.php filed the request this morning to the EC, check http://danielpyne.com/wp-admin/includes/ms.php noting that it is every Ugandan’s constitutional right to access this information.

The group wants access to DR forms from the over 1700 polling stations whose results were not included in the final results from which the incumbent president Yoweri Museveni was declared winner by EC Chairman Eng Badru Kiggundu on Saturday February 20th.

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Irene Ovunji, the AMWA Executive Director says, “1700 polling stations were excluded from the final results announced by the Electoral Commission on Saturday February 20th with no explanation.”

The group also wants DR forms of polling stations where the voter turn-up was “strangely at 100%.”

The Commission Spokesperson Mr Jotham Taremwa says they were yet to formally receive this request for the forms.

“But when we get it we shall review it and decide on how to respond,” Taremwa told us on phone.

He went on to clarify that the election results that were excluded from the final tally were only delayed, and that they had no impact on the final result.

Being under the constitutional mandate to announce the president within 48 hours, Taremwa noted, “We considered that even if the results from the polling stations left out were added and given to the runner-up, this would not have impacted final result.”

On the polling stations that got a 100% voter turn up, Mr Tarewa said this is not illegal.

 

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