The Lamwo District Returning Officer Samuel Olet says that the elections of Potika Sub County female Councilor in Lamwo County were cancelled after the ballot papers were not found in the ballot boxes.
At many polling stations in Lira, the voting activity has not yet started because there are no voters. The polling assistants and agents are seated hoping that any time, voters will walk in and exercise their right.
Moses Opio, the Kwania District Probation Officer blames the rising cases on Gender-Based Violence in the community. The Sub County has registered over 137 cases of Gender-Based Violence within a space of two months, mostly in Amorigoga and Abany parishes.
Omoro District Registrar Denise Obong told URN in an interview that they started the distribution of the polling materials at 2:30am to enable them save time in the morning and ensure that polling starts at 7:00am, the time specified by the Electoral Commission.
Tai told Uganda Radio Network-URN in an interview on Tuesday night that during interrogations, the legislator complained that he wasn’t feeling well and requested for a break. “He came in ok and voluntarily, he recorded a statement but later he said he wasn’t feeling well. I was seated with him in my office with some of his people and police officers, he requested for a break because he wasn’t feeling well,” Tai told URN.
On Monday the two losers stormed Pabbo Sub County Police Post claiming that they had recovered ballot boxes from the home of Martha Aloyo a resident of Palwong Parish, Kony Paco Village in Pabbo Sub County.
The investigation is being headed by the Commissioner of Police Francis Olugu, who is overseeing electoral ffences in Acholi Sub-region. It stems from a complaint raised by incumbent Lamwo District Woman Legislator Molly Lanyero.
Sarah Bukariwa, the Lango and Acholi Regional Electoral Officer, says that they are neither responsible for the creation of the administrative units nor their operationalization. “The Electoral Commission is not responsible in any way for the operationalization of the new administrative units, our work is to conduct elections in the gazetted areas and that is all. The Ministry of Local Government is responsible and I think they will handle that,” she said in an interview.
The armed personnel comprising of soldiers of the Uganda People's Defense Force (UPDF), Uganda Police Force and Special Police Constables (SPCs) numbering more than 15 in each group have been patrolling the major streets of Gulu City