Mwesigye cast his vote at Banga-Nakiwogo Playground (L-NAJ) polling station. The polling station is located in Division A, Entebbe Municipality within the vicinity of Special Forces Command (SFC) army barracks. This is where Mwesigye cast his vote, in the company of his wife Fausta Nansubug, and his Electoral Commission bodyguards.
Independent presidential candidate Fred Mwesigye
got zero votes at the polling station where he cast his vote on January 14,
according to the tally sheets released by Electoral Commission (EC).
Mwesigye cast his vote at Banga-Nakiwogo
Playground (L-NAJ) polling station. The polling station is located in Division A,
Entebbe Municipality within
vicinity of Special Forces Command (SFC)
army barracks. This is where Mwesigye cast his vote, in the company of his wife Fausta Nansubug, and his Electoral Commission
were four polling stations situated at Banga-Nakiwogo Playground, and, according to the alphabet, and details on the voter's register, Mwesigye’s name appears in the L-NAJ register. But he did not get any vote at
this polling station and got two votes at the NAK-NZ polling station situated in the same yard, according to the EC tally sheet for the Wakiso district.
When contacted, Mwesigye's phone was picked by his
spokesperson Nicholas Kasozi who said his boss isn’t interested in speaking to
media. But Kasozi said Mwesigye disputes what is contained in the EC
tally sheet. “For sure he [Mwesigye] voted
for himself. So he disagrees," Kasozi told URN.
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Though Kasozi claims Mwesigye got at least 50
votes, polling agents for National Resistance Movement (NRM) and Democratic
Party (DP) say he got three votes at the polling station. Coincidentally, this polling
station had three invalid votes. Could it be that Mwesigye’s votes were
recorded as invalid?
Fred Kayigwa Mulindwa, the chairperson of Banga
Nakyiwogo Village, who supervised NRM polling agents at Banga-Nakiwogo
playground says Mwesigye did not get zero votes at L-NAJ polling station.
Solomon Kigongo, the DP polling agent also disputes
the EC tally, and argues that the
results were altered to the disadvantage of Mwesigye.
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Four voters who accepted to speak to our reporter
but requested not to be named argued that there is “no way Mwesigye couldn’t
vote for himself.”
These voters blame the discrepancy in the results
on lack of transparency on polling day, when soldiers chased away journalists
and voters from Banga-Nakiwogo playground. They claim polling
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The DP polling agent, says that some
people did not turn up due to fear of intimidation. Like voters, he also claims
that presiding officers and the polling assistants for all these polling stations
were soldiers. A URN reporter who visited this polling station on voting day
witnessed polling officials dressed in casual clothes.
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District Returning Officer, Tolbert Musinguzi declined to comment on the
EC data and views of the candidate, voters and polling agents on the
results from the polling station.