Prof. Ephraim Kamuntu, the incumbent Member of Parliament for Sheema South is accusing Prof. Mushemeza of intimidating his agents and forcing them to leave the polling stations before voting was ended. He now wants results from seven polling stations delayed until his petition is disposed of.
contestants in the Sheema South NRM party Primaries have put the NRM registrar on
spot for altering results of the party primaries held on Friday.
protesting include Justice and Constitutional Affairs Minister Prof.
Ephraim Kamuntu, Prof. Elijah Dickens Mushemeza, and Nickson Tugume Banduho. They were among the six people who contested for the NRM party flag in the constituency, together with Moses Mwebesa, Yorokamu Bategana and Benson Kamugisha Tumuhimbise.
Ephraim Kamuntu, the incumbent Member of Parliament for Sheema South is
accusing Prof. Mushemeza of intimidating his agents and forcing them to leave
the polling stations before voting was ended. He now wants
results from seven polling stations delayed until his petition is disposed of.
polling stations of Kirugu 1, Kirugu11, Nyamushebeya, Nyaruhanga east,
Nyaruhanga west, Rwampugye and Nyarogorogoro, from where Prof
Mushemeza was intercepted with declaration forms trying to sneak them into the
According to Kamuntu, his agents were chased from the seven polling stations, before the results went missing. He said he
was not sure of the signatures on the declaration forms that the registrar had
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On the other
hand, Prof. Mushemza is accusing the registrar of altering results in favour of
his opponents. He says that
the results that were being tallied don’t match the results he has on his declaration
forms and the add up is not right.
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Banduho Tugume is also accusing the registrar of tempering with the results and
projecting the wrong figures. The protest
created chaos in the tally centre that lasted over one hour. Security was later heightened inside the tally centre to crowds whose tempers were flaring.
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District registrar Franklin Ahimbisibwe refuted allegations of missing results
and asked Prof Kamuntu to put his complaints in writing after the results are
announced. “If Prof
Kamuntu has complaints about the election let him put them in writing and we
shall handle them accordingly”. He said.
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of the results has been halted to do a manual count under the strict
observation of the Police commanded by the District Police Commander SP Birungi Proscovia. Uganda Peoples Defense Forces soldiers and Police personnel have been deployed to contain the situation in the area.