Betty Kamya, the Uganda Federal Alliance Presidential hopeful, is protesting decision by Electoral commission to invalidate her nomination signatures.
Early this week, the Electoral commission rejected several presidential nomination signatures from voters seconding their respective candidates. The signatures were rejected on grounds that they were invalid.
The electoral commission also ordered the affected political parties to return to the districts for more valid nomination signatures before their nominations. According to EC, the affected parties failed to raise signatures from the mandatory 75 districts required from each candidate before nomination.
The affected political parties are the Forum for Democratic Change, Uganda People's Congress, People Progressive Party and Uganda Federal Alliance.
However, Betty Kamya, the presidential candidate for Uganda Federal Alliance, says the electoral commission is tactically plotting to for her disqualification from the presidential race.
According to the EC, Kamya only submitted 33 valid nomination signatures. However, Kamya who is in Masaka to propagate her federation campaigns claims that they submitted genuine signatures.
Kamya says they have also written back to the electoral commission to protest the manner in which her nomination signatures were invalidated.
Kamya explains that they submitted genuine voters' cards from fully registered voters. She however wonders why voters' cards issued by the same electoral commission could then be invalid.
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Frank Matovu, the Uganda Federal Alliance Vice Chairman, says his party has sent a team of party officials, throughout the country to collect more signatures and verify the anomalies.
It is not yet clear whether by 25 and 26th October, the presidential nomination dates, all the affected political parties will have collected these anomalies.