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Yasin Madoi, the NUP Industrial City Division parliamentary candidate, says declaration forms were signed prior to the end of the election, which is illegal. He says he intends to seat down with him to decide a way forward on their next course of action.
19 Jan 2021 16:25
Lydia Wanyoto

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Three losers in the Mbale city parliamentary elections have rejected the polls results, saying the polls were marred by irregularities. They are the National Unity platform-NUP Northern City Division parliamentary candidate, Ivan Masaba, his Industrial Division counterpart, Yasin Madoi and National Resistance Movement-NRM-NRM Mbale City Woman Parliamentary candidate, Lydia Wanyoto.

Masaba lost to Massa Wambedde Seth Kizangi of the National Resistance Movement who garnered 9854 votes against his rival’s 9413 votes. Wanyoto lost the Incumbent Mbale District Woman MP, Connie Nakayenze Galiwango who garnered 40,729 votes against Wanyoto’s 25,276 votes. Madoi garnered 1790 votes and lost independent candidate, Karim Masaba who garnered 15881 votes.       

The trio has rejected the poll results, saying they were cheated. Masaba says the election was fraught with anomalies like ballot stuffing orchestrated by the Electoral Commission and his NRM rival. He cites Makosi Polling station in Bukonde where he claims that the number of votes exceeded the number of registered voters.

He also says there was a fight at one of the polling station where his polling agents were beaten by Wambedde ‘s supporters.

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Yasin Madoi, the NUP Industrial City Division parliamentary candidate, says declaration forms were signed prior to the end of the election, which is illegal. He says he intends to seat down with him to decide a way forward on their next course of action.  

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Lydia Wanyoto says the polls were not free and fair especially during the tallying time. She faults security for failing to play their role in protecting the votes, saying that her Declaration forms were stolen at the tally center.

She also claims Electoral Commission officials at the tally center did not give her team chance to dispute the figures that were presented from the different polling stations.

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