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Voting at Polling Station in Katakwi Cancelled Over Violence

One of the aspirants, Simon Peter Seno complained that some people who are not members of the party were being ferried from other villages to vote.
16 Sep 2020 15:27

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Voting in the NRM party primaries for LCIII Chairperson Katakwi Town Council has been cancelled at Angopet polling station.

This is after one of the aspirants, Simon Peter Seno complained that some people who are not members of the party were being ferried from other villages to vote. Seno is contesting against Akut Sadoki and Deo Malinga.

Seno also alleges that some known members of the opposition were seen lining up to vote, something he disagreed and presented his concern to the returning officer. “We have people who are double voting, after voting already from other polling station," claims Seno.

Angry voters caused commotion and disrupted the voting prompting Joseph Okanya, the NRM District Returning Officer to call the help of police. Okanya, says that after consultations with district NRM leaders, they resolved to cancel the elections at Angopet polling station.

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Katakwi District Police Commander Rogers Kapero says they could not allow voting to proceed because the voters had turned violent.

“As police, we couldn't allow, such situation to happen, what we saw previously in Toroma, where we lost a woman because of the election, should not happen again," Kapero said.

In some polling stations that include Aputon, St Stephen SS, Getom, Palikol, and Aene, voting delayed due to late delivery of the voting materials.