There was confusion at polling stations in Lira City West Division
A after there was a mix up in the symbols of candidates for directly
elected male councillors.
Independent candidate Edward Ojungu’s symbol of a clock was attached to the NRM’s Francis
Ogwang and vice versa. Seven candidates including Nicholas Obwolo, Odongo Lawrence Aliga, Sam Okwir, James
Omara Elem and George Rashid Opio are in the race.
The mismatch was discovered by voters who informed the
electoral officials. However, it was discovered late when a few people had
Hasakya Rashid, the Lira City Returning officer confirmed the anomaly saying
the election will be held at a date the EC will announce.
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Isaac Okello, a polling coordinator explained that the mismatch has
not only disorganized the candidates but mobilizer as well.
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Oscar Ongom a polling agent argued that a lot has
been invested in today’s election.
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Elem, one of the candidates
says that the Electoral Commission had all the time to verify each candidate’s documents before printing the ballot papers.