The disputed vote recount in Luweero woman Member of Parliament by election has been suspended identifinately after one ballot box was found with a broken seal.
Vote recount in the disputed Luweero election has been suspended, after one ballot box was found with a broken seal.
The district returning officer, Peter Kasozi, said vote recounting has been suspended until further notice. He confirmed that a ballot box from from Busiika UMEA primary school A-M polling station was found with no seal.
Kasozi argued that under the parliamentary election act, he cannot be allowed to proceed with the exercise and ordered Rebecca Nalwanga to seek court redress if she is not satisfied with his decision.
The National Resistance Movement supporters protested the decision and demanded to know why the excercise was suspended.
Police immediately chased all the people that has gathered at the district Lukiiko hall, as the deputy Electoral commission boss, Joseph Biribonwa, held a closed meeting with EC officials.
Rebecca Nalwanga and her supporters walked out in disappointment and refused to talk to the press.
The FDC Vice President Salaam Musumba also walked out of the tally center accusing the Electoral commission for conducting the exercise under unlawful ways. The tally center was left with NRM supporters and EC officials.
Rebecca Nalwanga petitioned the electoral commission seeking for a vote recount after she lost to Brenda Nabukenya by a 30 vote margin.
Nabukenya polled 14,945 votes against Nalwanga’s 14,915 votes.
The ballot boxes have been taken back to Luweero Electoral commission offices.
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