According to EC guidelines, all persons aspiring for elective positions at the district level, are expected to present their O' and A' level certificates for verification, at the time of nomination. But Wandera instead attached his secondary school report cards that he obtained in late 1978 from Jinja Senior Secondary School.
According to Police, Nyanzi crossed out of the country about five days ago where she has been and until Saturday when she returned and arrested at the border entry where she had left her vehicle with the driver.
Patrick Waniaye, the Sironko District LC V Chairperson says that although they managed to hold primaries for the election of candidates for parliamentary and LC V Chairperson’s seat last month, they are yet to identify candidates for the position of councilors, LC III Chairpersons and Town Councils among others.
By this morning, upon completion of the recount and the final tally from all the voting areas, Auma had 18,182 votes followed by Fiona Nakku who polled 16,223 while Nabwire Sharon Veron who had been declared winner got 15,444, almost half of what she had allegedly gathered in the first count.
Joan Aduru, the Busia district returning officer says that they halted the exercise because most the youths who turned rowdy. She added that some of the supposed voters were drunk and many seemed to be above the required age of 30 years.
She said most of the youths who turned rowdy after being refused to vote were from neighboring Kenya which is why they decided to halt the elections until further notice.
Dr Patrick Lulem, the Medical Superintendent of Busia Health Center IV says that 38 cases have been reported in the area over a period of four months. During the last one month, the district health officials reported two separate outbreaks, which have left twenty people hospitalized, and one dead.
George Barasa, the chairman Busia Municipality LCs Association who doubles as the Chairperson Nangwe shops, blames the delayed release of their funds on corruption on the part of the municipal leaders.
According to Taremwa, the candidates will be given 44 days to traverse the constituency to interact with the electorates from 8th December to 20th January 2015 before elections are held on 22nd January 2015.