Leaders of opposition parties in West Nile are protesting the registration of their supporters by state operatives.
Opposition leaders claim that they have confiscated several bundles of registration forms that were supplied to Local Council officials by the office of the District Internal Security Officer to register their members.
Amina Atako, FDC secretary for publicity in Arua says the forms were confiscated from the sub counties of Adumi, Ajia, Dadamu and Arua municipality where there is a high concentration of FDC supporters.
Atako explains that opposition supporters are being asked their voter registration card number, surname, occupation and telephone contact.
// Cue in: iThis is being done #i
Cue out#with DISO's office.i //
Atako says that they have petitioned the electoral commission to investigate the matter since they have not understood why it is being carried out.
Jaffer Alekua, a UPC supporter in Arua accuses the ruling National Resistance Movement, Electoral Commission and Security officers in the region of conniving to find ways of rigging the 2011 polls.
He says unless a clear explanation is given, they will stage a massive demonstration to protest attempts by government to rig the electoral process.
Wilfred Saka, the FDC chairperson of Maracha-Terego claims that the forms have been in his area have been distributed only to Sub Counties where FDC and UPC won the majority votes.
Saka says that many of their supporters are now worried that their names could be deleted from the voter's register.
Rose Atima, the registrar of electoral Commission says they are not involved in the registration exercise.
// Cue in: iThat activity which#i
Cue out#that problem.i //
Peter Dibele, the NRM general secretary for Arua says he is aware of the registration.
Dibele, who does not explain the reason behind the registration exercise, says they chose to liaise with the DISO's office because it has direct links to the village.
registration of voters