Aggrieved Election Losers Plan Demonstrations in Kanungu

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Election losers in Kanungu district are planning mass protests against poll irregularities. Godfrey Tumwebaze Karabenda, Jackline Kyatuheire and Guard Rugaju, all independent that were vying for the parliamentary seats, lost their election bids to the National Resistance movement party candidates in the just concluded elections. But the three are contesting the elections, which they say were fraught with massive irregularities. Supporters of the three candidates say they will converge in Kanungu and Kihihi town councils to demand for fresh free and fair elections. They allege that several irregularities including voter bribery, ballot stuffing involvement of security forces as well as civilians dressed in military and police attire supporting opponents were deployed at polling stations to harass their supporters. They say they do not recognize the winners. During a meeting in Kanungu town, supporters of the aggrieved candidates said that they would not recognize any court intervention because it is useless and a wastage of time. They however resolved to mount pressure for fresh elections through demonstrations.

 

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