A group of Muslims have petitioned the Chairman Muslim Electoral Commission demanding for fresh elections to be conducted in South Karamoja.
A group of Muslims have petitioned the Chairman Muslim Electoral Commission demanding fresh elections for South Karamoja.
The petitioners led by Sharif Mohamed the proprietor of Bamburi Food bank, and Twakha Abdulla, selected to represent Matheniko in Moroto district in the Moslem National Assembly accuse the officer in charge of the elections Lotukei Jamal of conniving with others to have Twakha Abdulla thrown out of the race to the Muslim National Assembly.
Twakha claims the elections were rigged and his position allegedly dropped.
The elections for the five counties were held at the Moroto mosque compound on Friday amid a heavy down pour.
The South Karamoja returning officer Jamal Lotukei says the elections were conducted under the rightful procedures, but advised those dissatisfied with the excercise to appeal within the next 7 days.
Lotukei says the four counties of Chekwii, Pokot, Bokora and Pian got the highest votes. But Twakha Abdulla got only seven polls throwing him out of the race for the Assembly.
Waswa Omar Mohammed, the officer in charge of the elections in Eastern Uganda says 4 districts including Sironko and Kabale have petitioned the commission. He says the commission will sit on Monday to study the petitions.
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