Thousands of Democratic Party supporters headed by newly elected Woman Member of parliament Brenda Nabukenya have taken on streets of Luweero town council protesting the vote recount that is scheduled to take place at Lukiiko hall.
Hundreds of DP party supporters of the newly elected Woman Member of parliament Brenda Nabukenya have gone to the streets of Luweero town council to protest against the vote recount scheduled to take place at Lukiiko hall.
Armed with tree leaves and placards, the protesters chanted songs in praise of the Democratic Party and rejecting the vote recount exercise.
Grace Turyagumanawe, the commander in charge of operations in Uganda police force has taken over the security and has been seen deploying anti-riot policemen armed with teargas.
Turyagamanwe ordered the anti-riot to fire teargas at supporters if they attempt to storm the district headquarters where vote recount is expected to begin.
Turyagumanwe has also ordered Brenda Nabukenya, to ask her supporters to return home, but she refused on grounds that it’s their right to demonstrate over unlawful vote recount process championed by Electoral commission and the NRM party.
Nabukenya insists that the vote recount exercise is null and void and her lawyers of Caleb Alaka and Company advocates will soon secure a court injunction to block the exercise.
By press time, supporters were heading to Kasana Democratic Party offices where Nabukenya is expected to address a rally on the way forward.
URN Reporter at tally center says that electoral commission officials have started to deliver the ballot boxes.
The National Resistance Movement Rebecca Nalwanga petitioned the electoral commission seeking for vote recount after losing to Brenda Nabukenya by 30 votes.
Nabukenya polled 14,945 votes against Nalwanga’s 14,915 votes.
FDC ‘s vice president Salaam Musumba and NRM vice chairman for Electoral commission professor Elijah Mushemeeza have arrived at the tally center.
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