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Mukono LCV Chairperson Withdraws from Race Hours to Completion of Voting

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Ssenyonga announced his withdrawal from the race shortly after casting his vote at Seeta Church of Uganda Primary School playground, which hosts seven polling stations.
Andrew Ssenyonga pointing a finger at the polling officer whom he accused of asking their agents to sign the blank DR forms.

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The incumbent Mukono district LC V Chairperson, Andrew Ssenyonga has stepped down from the elections a few minutes to the close of the voting polls citing electoral malpractices.

Ssenyonga announced his withdrawal from the race shortly after casting his vote at Seeta Church of Uganda Primary School playground, which hosts seven polling stations.

Before leaving the polling station, Ssenyonga spoke to one of his polling agents who informed him how presiding officers had asked their agents to sign result declaration forms before the completion of the voting exercise.


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Ssenyonga, who is seeking another term of office decided to run as an independent ticket after losing the NRM flag to Hajji Haruna Ssemakula.

He says accepting to remain in a flawed election will tantamount to the abuse of the will of the voters who entrusted the Electoral Commission (EC) with the mandate to organize free and fair elections. 

Ssenyonga wants police to arrest all his polling agents and interrogate them for signing the DR forms before the close of the elections.  

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Ssenyonga’s supporter Richard Mawerere blames him for rushing to pull out of the polls, saying he would have waited a little longer to see the outcomes of the elections.

Erisa Mukasa Nkoyoyo, the Goma Division LC 3 Chairperson, who is supervising the election in the division on behalf of the National Unity Platform-NUP, says that they have asked police to intervene in the matter and arrest the culprits for investigations.

Edward Isanga, the officer in Charge of Seeta Police station and the Operations officer only identified as Atwine intervened in the matter but declined to comment.

The Other candidates in the Mukono LC V Chairperson race are Rev. Peter Bakaluba, the NUP candidate, Godfrey Kiregga Musisi, the Democratic Party (DP) candidate, Nicholas Munyagwa and Peter Nsubuga, both independents.