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Election of Bunyangabu District Male Workers Councillor Postponed

The Bunyangabu District Returning Officer Evarist Twinomujuni says the election for male councilors representing workers in the district council could not continue as planned over a mix-up of photos and names of candidates.
The Electoral Commission - EC in Bunyangabu district has postponed the election of district workers’ male councillor.  

Today, different electoral colleges are participating in the election of councillors representing Special Interest Groups – SGIs like the youths, Persons with Disabilities, Workers and Older persons to district councils, across the country.

But the Bunyangabu District Returning Officer Evarist Twinomujuni says the election for male councillors representing workers in the district council could not continue as planned over a mismatch of photos and names of candidates.  The EC is yet to announce another date for the election.

Twinomujuni explains that the photo of Francis Kasigazi, the National Resistance Movement – NRM party candidate, was put on the name of his competitor and independent candidate Dan Muhumuza and vise-versa.   

  

Kazigazi says the postponement automatically affects the candidates financially since they will be going back to mobilize the electorate.   

Gorret Kemanzi, a voter from Kiyombya Sub County, notes that the postponement of the election is unfortunate, adding that it will affect their routine activities. 

The mismatch of details of candidates like symbols and names also happened during the parliamentary election on Jan 14.   

The photo of David Muhumuza, the National Resistance Movement – NRM candidate was attached to the name and symbol of independent candidate Politazi Mulimbanyi. Mulimbanyi’s photo was attached to Muhumuza’s name and bus symbol. 

The election was held on Monday with new ballots that had the correct information of the candidates.