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Nsereko, Yawe Trade Accusations of Kampala Vote Rigging :: Uganda Radionetwork

Nsereko, Yawe Trade Accusations of Kampala Vote Rigging

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As voting in the presidential and parliamentary elections enter their last leg this afternoon, allegations of vote rigging by the National Resistance Movement continue to grow.

However, the opposition is not exempt from this. They are accused of poor organization ahead of the elections that led to confusion in their camp.

The Democratic Party parliamentary candidate for Kampala Central, Eddie Yawe, accuses his NRM rival Muhammad Nsereko of leading the rigging in the city. Yawe claims that Nsereko's children, siblings and relatives are being used as election officers at polling stations in which the NRM does not have majority support.

Yawe says the Electoral Commission and the police are complicit in this, particularly in areas with high army presence.

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Muhammad Nsereko says the opposition is scrambling to save face. He says parties like DP failed to organize themselves ahead of the elections, have insufficient polling station agents and so can not make a proper assessment of the process.

Nsereko challenges anyone with evidence about his rigging the elections to report it to the police.

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The Regional Police Commander of Kampala Metropolitan, Andrew Sorowen, says he has not received any concrete evidence of rigging so far. He says the elections are peaceful and well organized.

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The opposition isn't satisfied with Sorowen's statement. They say the incumbent LC3 chairperson of Kampala Central, Godfrey Nyakana, is still campaigning for support for Museveni even though the campaigns officially ended on Wednesday.


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