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Voting for Central Region Youth MP Underway in Mubende

The race attracted seven candidates. They include Agnes Kirabo of the ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM, Kasumba Gyaviira of the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC and independents; Ivan Bwowe, Simon Sennyonga, Abdul Ziritwawula, Micheal Katongole and Alvin Sembatya.
The youths from central region voting their MP at Mubende NTC

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Voting is underway in Mubende district for the Central Region Youth Member of Parliament, one of the five representatives for the special interest group.

A total of 1,255 delegates from 27 districts and cities in the central region converged at Mubende National Teachers College to vote for their representative in the 11th parliament.

The race attracted seven candidates. They include Agnes Kirabo of the ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM, Kasumba Gyaviira of the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC and independents; Ivan Bwowe, Simon Sennyonga, Abdul Ziritwawula, Micheal Katongole and Alvin Sembatya.

Earlier, there was a commotion at the venue when Bwowe, one of the candidates protested against the Electoral Commission’s decision to start the voting exercise in the absence of his polling agent. Bwowe also wanted the EC to use a photographic register as a way of eliminating ghost voters.

//Cue in; they were beginning the...

Cue out... check the register.”//

However, Chris Naamanya, an official from the Electoral Commission clarifies that Bwowe was only trying to cause commotion at the polling station after failing to deploy agents. He had initially wanted to be his own agent, contrary to EC guidelines. Naamanya also objected to Bwowe’s demand for a photographic register.

//Cue in; candidate Bwowe who is…

Cue out... everything looks normal.”//

Naamanya also clarified that the group which had earlier rejected the 530,000 Shillings paid to them by the commission was led by persons who are not registered to vote among the youth delegates.

//Cue in; they later learnt...

Cue out... provide for them lunch.” //

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