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Elections for Kikyusa Town Council Female Councillor Cancelled over Mix Up of Symbols

Patrick Kizito the Election Supervisor for Kikyusa Sub-county and Town Council explains that photograph and party symbol for Nakabugo were mistakenly printed on the names of Naiga and vice versa.
Voting at Kasana Market Polling Station in Luwero town
The Elections for Kikyusa Town council and Sub County Female Councillor in Luwero district have been suspended after a mix-up of the ballot papers.

The Electoral Commission nominated Christine Nakabugo as the NRM Candidate and Carol Naiga as Independent candidate to contest on Female district councillor seat representing both Kikyusa town council and sub-county at Luwero District Council.

On Wednesday, residents turned up to elect the councillor but they were surprised to find the ballot papers with errors.

Patrick Kizito the Election Supervisor for Kikyusa Sub-county and Town Council explains that photograph and party symbol for Nakabugo were mistakenly printed on the names of Naiga and vice versa.

Kizito adds that he consulted the District Returning Officer Nathan Nabaasa who directed that the elections be suspended immediately.

Kizito adds that the elections will be organized along with other residual elections after general elections. However, Kizito says that elections for Direct District Councillor and LC V Chairperson are going on smoothly.

Nakabugo says that she had already deployed agents and supervisors before the cancellation, which has left her in losses. She, however, said she will re-deploy the agent on the day the Electoral Commission decides to organize the elections.

This is the third time elections have flopped in Luwero. On Monday last week, the Electoral Commission suspended elections for Persons with Disabilities at Luwero town council after failing to replace a dead candidate on the ballot paper.

Elections for Youths councillors at Nyimbwa Sub County were also suspended after the ballot papers for the three candidates were not delivered.

In areas in Luwero and Nakasongola districts, elections are on-going but with low turn up compared to Presidential and past elections.

By 2 pm, less than 50 people had cast their votes at polling stations in Luwero and Nakasongola districts.

There are 257,115 voters in Luwero district whereas Nakasongola has 89,647 voters.  

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