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Voting Delayed in Rakai Residual Elections

Joseph Mwebe, the Presiding Officer Kifamba Sub County, attributed the delay to a lack of voters. He said that the polling officials and voting materials were delivered earlier, but voting could not start.
Joseph Mwebe, the Presiding officer explains to the voters how the process will be conducted

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Voting delayed for the Kifamba Male Youth Councilor in Rakai District.  Although the voting materials were delivered at various polling stations by 7 am, voting started at 10:30 am.

The three candidates contesting for the seat are Alex Kiweewa of National Resistance Movement (NRM), Sharif Ssaku of the National Unity Platform (NUP), and Yosam Ssuuna an independent.  

Joseph Mwebe, the Presiding Officer Kifamba Sub County, attributed the delay to a lack of voters. He said that the polling officials and voting materials were delivered earlier, but voting could not start.

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Benon Ssengeye, the Kifamba LCII Chairperson says they sensitized the youths on the electoral process including the time when voting will start.

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By 11:20 a.m, at least 30 out of 171 youths in the register had voted while others were still arriving at Kifamba polling station.  

Eriab Ssango, the Rakai NUP Chairman, says they have mobilized the electorate to turn up in big numbers and vote for their candidate Ssaku.

According to Ssango, they want to regain the seat after the death of Augustine Jaggwe who died in a car accident, a month after he was elected.

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Elsewhere, the situation is still calm in Lwentulege Town council where Jawuria Nakuya (NRM) and Teddy Nalugemwa (independent) are contesting for the position of Female Elderly Representative while Nowelina Namugga (NRM) and Erivania Namazzi (independent) are contesting for the Female Elderly Representative for Mweruka Town council.

Milly Nakajwala (NRM) and Jovian Kabarokore (Independent) are vying for the PWD Female Councilor for Lwamaggwa Town council.  

Sylvia Kyohairwe Tegyeza, the Rakai District Returning Officer, asked the voters to follow the guidelines and to freely vote for the candidates on the ballot papers.   She further appealed to the voters to leave the polling station shortly after voting and return during vote counting.

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