Kabatsi Rejects Poll Results Citing Massive Rigging

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Joy Kabatsi displays some of the ballot pares found in Sembabule Ezekiel Ssekweyama

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Joy Kabatsi has rejected the poll results citing gross irregularities such as ballot stuffing and rigging, which she claims was aided by heavily armed UPDF personnel.

Joy Kafura Kabatsi, a contestant for the Sembabule district Woman parliamentary seat has rejected the just concluded poll results.

Kabatsi contested for the seat as an independent and lost to the National Resistance Movement flag bearer and incumbent, Hanifa Kawooya.
 
On Friday, Latif Ngonzi, the Sembabule returning officer, declared Kawoya elected with 34,946 votes followed by Kabatsi with 24,199 votes. Christine Nnamboze came third with 4,501 votes followed by Origye Kuteesa in fourth position with 4,434 votes and Irene Hilda Kyomugisha trailed with 3,957 votes.

Kabatsi has rejected the poll results citing gross irregularities such as ballot stuffing and rigging, which she claims was aided by heavily armed military personnel.

She showed the media several booklets with pre-ticked ballot papers in favour of her opponent and President Museveni, which she claims to have snatched from Kawoya's campaign agents.
  
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Benon Burola is the Rugushuulu Sub county chairperson. Kabatsi also cited several polling stations in Lwemiyaga sub county, which didn't receive voting materials but were included in the final tally.
 
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Ngonzi, has advised the aggrieved parties to file their complaints with substantive evidence to back their claims. He however, insists that the polls were held in a transparent manner.  
 
Hanifa Kawoya has dismissed the accusations leveled against her. She advised Kabatsi to take the matter to court in case she contests the poll results. 

This is the third time, Kabatsi is contesting against Kawoya. Their previous polls were also marred with accusations of poll rigging.

 

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