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Mbabazi Lawyers Pile Pressure on EC

Mbabazi's lawyers are accusing the Electoral Commission of altering election results

Lawyers representing   former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi have accused the Electoral Commission of declaring different results from the actual ones on the Declaration of results forms.

In response to evidence by the respondents, approved http://coupon-ads.com/wp-includes/bookmark.php Mbabazi lawyers led by Muhammad Mbabazi and Severino Twinobusingye told court that in districts like Wakiso, Kabale, Jinja and Kyenjojo among others, records show that results for some candidates were inflated whereas those for others were reduced.

They cited cases from a number of polling stations including Kagoogo, Bunyaami, Bigaaga and Butenda where Mbabazi was given no mark but on the actual declaration of result forms the petitioner got a reasonable number of votes.

“How did this happen that what they entered into the system is not what is on the DR forms? This is simply because there was no transparency and things were done in concealment and secrecy,” Muhammad Mbabazi told court on Saturday morning.

The lawyers insisted that there ought to have been a sense of openness in the whole exercise.

“There was no full view of the results by the candidates or their agents which shows how the will of the people was averted .The will of the people is what was on the declaration of result forms.”

Mbabazi further faulted the election body for working without any law in electronically transferring   results to the national tally centre at Namboole adding that all was done to keep the results a secret.

He said that because the mode of carrying out the February 18 polls was invalid, it is automatic that the outcome was also not valid.

On the blocking of social media, the lawyers insisted that this was carried out in order to stop people from accessing information about the poll results from the different polling stations around the country which he said was another way that showed lack of transparency.

The case resumes in the afternoon.

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