NRM voters in Wakiso town council have blocked fresh primary elections from taking place using improvised ballot papers from Wakiso Sub County.
The voters allege that using improvised ballot papers from Wakiso Sub County to conduct elections in the town council could lead to electoral malpractices that marred the previous polls.
This morning hundreds of NRM members poured into the eight polling stations in Wakiso town council to elect their party flag bearers but found no voting material had been delivered to their polling stations.
As a result, Lawrence Mayambala Wakiso town council NRM returning officer borrowed voting materials from Bukasa in Wakiso Sub County to allow the elections to take place.
But the voters would not have any of this.
Godfrey Katoki, a voter at Kisingiri B Zone polling station says that they can not allow the elections to go on using electoral material from another polling station because they are not sure whether the voting material will be enough for all voters in the town council.
Another voter Sarah Nabachwa says that using the material could lead to electoral malpractice.
She says that the genuine Wakiso town council voting material could be used to stuff the ballots boxes in favor of particular candidate. Joyce Namande, another voter has a different opinion altogether.
Namande appeals to the NRM electoral commission to allow the voters to queue up behind their candidates since they have failed to deliver the voting materials.
Vincent Salongo Walakira, Kisingiri B central Zone chairperson says that they have resolved to return the improvised voting material to the NRM district headquarters.
He says that they have sent away the voters to await a decision from the NRM Electoral Commission headquarters.
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