Voting at Jinja’s Masjid Jamiha mosque has been cancelled citing election malpractice amidst heavy police deployment.
Voting at Jinja’s Masjid Jamia mosque has been cancelled due to the alleged election malpractice.
Imam Asuman Mugulusi, says vote rigging was cited shortly before midday, - some people had already voted more than once and several non muslim voters were ferried to the polling center.
The electoral officials were left with no option but to cancel the excercise in Buwenge town council, Jinja district.
Jamil Dhikusooka, one of the voters says the cancellation however says the cancellation of the voting excercise is an abuse to the elligible voters.
But Edirisa Mukembo, the election returning officer in Buwenge town council mantained that the cancellation of voting at Masjid Jamia, was done in good faith to pave way for a credible election. He says this will not affect the final result of those elected to go to the Twale for voting.
Hajji Juma Batambuze, One of the contestants blames the election officials for not putting up measures to curb voting malpractices.But his opponent Hajji Mohammed Kisuule, says the decision to cancel the voting is fine if indeed voting malpractices were cited. “why should someone allow cheating to go on in an election which is not acceptable in the muslim religion” says Mohammed Kisuule.
Samson Lubega, the Southeastern police spokes person says no violence was reported, but police presence was stepped up to prevent a possible outbreak of violence.
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