Godfrey Kiwuuwa, the chairperson of Kitaka cell in Nyendo ward, a registered voter at Market Triangle disputes polls results on the tally sheet, indicating that figures from his polling station were exchanged during the final tallying process hence giving President Museveni a false win.
Results from three
out of the only five polling stations that president Yoweri Museveni won in Masaka
city, in the just-concluded general election are under dispute.
the Electoral Commission’s results tally sheet of the January 14th
general election, the NRM presidential candidate Yoweri Museveni won only at
five of the 191 polling stations in Masaka city.
Out of a total
of 70,791 voters that cast their votes on January 14th in Masaka
city, 14,992 translating to 21.65% voted for Museveni against 53,444 votes
accounting for 77.18 5 who voted for Robert Kyagulanyi.
stations won by Museveni are Kasijjagirwa [A-M] where he scored 371 votes
representing 70%, Kasijjagirwa [N-Z] with 386 votes translating to 65% and
Kisenyi Primary school where he got 127 votes standing for 53%; Masaka recreation ground where Museveni won with 75 votes contributing 57% and
Market triangle polling station where he obtained the highest percentage score of
84, a representation of 285 votes.
results from the three polling stations of Kasijjagirwa [A-M], Kasijjagirwa
[N-Z) and Market triangle, are under contestation on grounds that they are falsifications
and are not at all a reflection of the election that took place in those areas.
Kiwuuwa, the chairperson of Kitaka cell in Nyendo ward, a registered voter at
Market Triangle disputes polls results on the tally sheet, indicating that
figures from his polling station were exchanged during the final tallying
process hence giving President Museveni a false win.
indicates that during vote counting at this polling station, the NUP presidential
candidate Robert Kyagulanyi scored 285 votes far above Museveni who obtained only
50 votes, but the Electoral Commission’s tally sheet instead switched the
results for both candidates.
according to him could be a deliberate irregularity by the elections Presiding
Officer identified as Juliet Namugabi Bugembe, who allegedly tampered with the
results after the candidate’s agents had left the polling station.
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Kasirye, the National Unity Platform campaign coordinator for Masaka district
is equally shocked by the difference in figures on the Electoral Commission
tally sheet compared to those appearing on the declaration of results form signed
from the polling station particularly at Market triangle, describing it as a
him, during the tallying process at the district tally center, results were
properly corresponding and all parties were in agreement with them, wondering why
the final tally can have a different figure that creates a false margin of 235
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the National Resistance Movement-NRM Chairperson campaign coordinator for
Kitovu-Nnume ward in Nyendo-Ssenyange division also received the results of the election of Market triangle with reservations, saying that they are suspect based on
how President Museveni performed in many other polling stations in the same the
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Kasujja, who was the NUP polling agent at Kasijjagirwa [A-M] polling station also claims that that exercise at the two polling stations located adjacent to
Kasijjagirwa military barracks was marred with serious procedural irregularities
that warranted cancellation of their results.
Kasujja says they notified
the parish election supervisors of the irregularities which included multiple
voting, wondering why Electoral Commission did not consider their complaints
before tallying of the results.
But Sam Agaba
Rutemba the Masaka City Returning Officer dismisses reports of the said electoral
errors, arguing as far as he is aware no results from the area under
contestation. “to date I have not received any queries about the results I transmitted,”