Robert Mugabe, the returning officer for Kawempe division, Ivan Munanura returning officer Makindye division and Doreen Musiime returning officer Kampala Central division said several bribes have been given to presiding officers to alter results after they have been declared at polling stations.
Returning officers for the five divisions in Kampala
have expressed concerns over bribes being given presiding officers to alter
results on declaration forms.
Robert Mugabe the returning officer for Kawempe
division, Ivan Munanura returning officer Makindye division and Doreen Musiime
returning officer Kampala Central division said several bribes have been given
to presiding officers to alter results after they have been declared at polling
Mugabe said the hiccups that came up with the
declaration of Makerere University male councilor and direct councilor of
Kawempe South Division I was because of presiding officers who received bribes.
“We have identified the presiding officers and we are
going to open a case and instruct police to arrest them alongside the
politicians who influenced them,” Mugabe said.
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Musiime said results from Kololo and Nakasero were
delayed by presiding officers and this affected her declaration schedule.
Kampala Central had the least number of candidates with only two direct
councilors and one-woman councilor but winners were declared amidst protests by
agents and candidates.
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All the three elective positions in Kampala Central
were scooped by National Unity Platform candidates. Francis Mbazira won
Nakasero I with 5,577 votes followed by NRM’s Kizito Moses Nsubuga with 3,071,
Moses Katabazi won Nakasero II with 10,227 followed by DP’s Labson Kijjambu with
2,768 while Mavis Nakitende won Central division woman councilor with 12869
votes followed by NRM’s Eva Birungi who polled 9,141.
Munanura said only four of 11 elective positions had
issues with delayed or tampered with polling station declaration forms. Makindye
has 385 polling stations which according to Munanura give temptations for
politicians to think since they are many a few can be altered through bribing
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In Makindye results on altered declaration forms were
ignored and it was resolved that they go with figures already being possessed by
agents of various candidates. It is reported in one of the polling station in
Kawempe a presiding officer was offered 2 million shillings while in Makindye one was offered 1.5 million shillings.
Joseph Kato is currently a Master's candidate at Makerere University. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication from Kampala International University, a Diploma in Journalism and he's also a graduate in Guidance and Counseling.