In the petition to the EC Chairperson Justice Simon Byabakama, the losers argue that the elections were cases of ballot stuffing, violence at some polling stations, arrests, intimidations from the army and police. They contend that declaring Henry Nkwasiibwe Zinkuratire as the Member of Parliament for Ruhaama County was illegal because the election process was a sham.
Patrick Jimmy Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson, says that the suspects were picked up on Wednesday from their polling station with dozens of pre-ticked ballot papers for the Amuru district parliamentary candidates.
Hajji Abdu Kiyimba Bukoto South, one of the candidates who contested on the NRM party ticket dragged the Electoral Commission and the winner Dr Twaha Kagabo to court seeking for recounting of votes arguing that the tallying processes were marred by irregularities.
According to the National Budget Framework Paper 2021/2022, the total resource envelope in the next financial year is projected at 45.658 Trillion Shillings, which is a slight increase of 164 billion shillings from the current budget.
While some of the competitors were dishing out money, Obuku was giving fruits and packages of medications such as dexamethasone and others that can help with COVID-19 and says before campaigns could elapse members of Bakabulinde’s Allied Workers’ Union came to him pleading that he puts across their problems. For the entire campaign, Obuku spent 80million shillings raised mainly through contributions by the medical fraternity.
However, the election which is supposed to have closed at 4: 00 pm today has failed to take off as the youth delegates turned rowdy demanding that each of them is paid 2 million Shillihs before voting for the candidates.
There were indications that results were about to be uploaded on the EC website; on Wednesday, a section of the 2021 General Elections results was created on the EC site. This section, which was under Elections and Results has now been deleted.
It is said that they had been hired by Democratic Party’s John Paul Mpalanyi, the newly elected MP for Kyotera County and Kyotera District Chairperson Patrick Kintu Kisekulo, to disrupt presidential, parliamentary and Local Government elections.
The agency cited wanton killings by security forces, arrests and beatings of opposition supporters and journalists, disruption of opposition rallies, and a shutdown of the internet as major setbacks in the pursuit of democracy and the rule of law.
According to the election results, Uganda People’s Congress-UPC party won five seats in the entire Lango sub-region. The ruling National Resistance Movement won three seats, Forum for Democratic Change-FDC won one seat and only one Independent candidate sailed through the race successfully.
Migadde who lost the race to Patrick Nkalubo of the National Resistance Movement-NRM, says that his name was wrongly spelt on the ballot papers, presenting him as Josephat instead of Joseph. He says that because of this error, many people that would have voted for him were confused.
But even with that level of preparation and waiting, Museveni stopped for just a few minutes. His address was a thank you and a caution about COVID-19. "Thank you, thank you, thank you," Museveni said, in company of the First Lady, Janet Kataaha Museveni, before returning to his vehicle, which was immediately driven off.