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Tumukunde, Nyanzi Say Opposition Agents were Chased from Polling Station

“I had to call the chairman of the Electoral Commission Simon Byabakama that my agents at these polling stations were locked outside the polling stations by the army in these places,” Nyanzi claimed.
Independent presidential candidate Gen. Henry Tumukunde and the Kampala Central parliamentary candidate Fred Nyanzi are unhappy with the voting process claiming some of their agents and electorate were chased out of polling stations.

Tumukunde expressed the dissatisfaction this afternoon after casting his ballot at Kisementi A, Kololo II parish in Kampala. According to Tumukunde, some districts specifically Kiruhura, Kazo, Gomba and Kyankwanzi district, the former district chairperson Phillip Kamugungunu chased opposition polling agents and some known voters of the opposition side.

“One of my polling agent in Sanga called us that he and other agents were chased out of the polling stations with the help of the military,” said Gen. Tumukunde.

“What kind of election is this? This is unacceptable!” “We have been getting reports that so far in those districts that ballots were being ticked on top of tables even before elections started and you say that I can expect fair results?” he asked.

“But we are collecting all the evidence.” Meanwhile, the National Unity Platform-NUP parliamentary candidate for Kampala Central Fred Nyanzi who voted at Nalunkuma polling station in Kamwokya also expressed dissatisfaction about the voting process. He said that some of his polling agents in Nakasero were not allowed at polling stations.

Nyanzi says that at All Saints A, All Saints B Nakasero and Summit view (A-J), (K-M), (N-OM) (ON-Z) polling stations in Kololo II parish, his polling agents were forced out by security without any explanation.

“I had to call the chairman of the Electoral Commission Simon Byabakama that my agents at these polling stations were locked outside the polling stations by the army in these places,” Nyanzi added.

However, a police constable manning security at one of the polling stations at Summit view identified as Simon Odong told URN that the two NUP agents were stopped because they had come at the station without the accreditation cards which they had forgotten at home.