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Hormisdallen School Restricts LC Polls to One Hour

The School Head teacher, Cephas Kamya, said while Hormisdallen School is the designated polling station for the area, they couldnt sacrifice teaching to allow the elections to take place.
Voters of Kifumbira Zone II at Hormisdallen School in Kamwokya

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 There was confusion this morning during the fresh election of Kifumbira Zone II village council polls in Kamwokya in Kampala Central Division. It all started when the voters started flocking to Hormisdallen School in Kamwokya for a repeat of the botched polls, but were turned away by management, saying the elections would disrupt classes. 

The School Head teacher, Cephas Kamya, said while Hormisdallen School is the designated polling station for the area, they couldn't sacrifice teaching to allow the elections to take place. "Do you want us to leave teaching and let these people confuse the school for the whole day? They were supposed to vote yesterday and we did not hold any classes. Once the process takes long it will destabilize our school programs," Kamya told URN.

This left the voters without any alternative but to look for an alternative venue to elect their leaders. The voters tried to conduct the polls infront of the main gate of Uganda Radio Network premises, a few meters from Mawanda road police station but were stopped police, saying the area is under the jurisdiction of Kawempe Division.

                                                   

The area LC III councilor, Vincent Nsenga later managed to convince the school to allow them to conduct the polls in its premises. Nsenga told URN that management had allowed them to conduct the polls between break and lunch time. 

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The race for the Kifumbira Zone II LC I chairperson's seat has attracted Edward Iyamuremye, the National Resistance Movement- NRM candidate and the incumbent chairperson, Joseph Bahemuka Magimbi Amooti, an incumbent candidate.

The polls were postponed yesterday when chaos broke out after voters found unsigned voter's slips in the office of the Deputy Head Teacher of Hormisdallen Primary School. Residents accused the Electoral Commission of conniving with the school management to rig the elections.          

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