Opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) is to write to the electoral commission demanding to know why it issued the ruling NRM party with ballot papers for Hoima and Kaabong woman MPs bye-election before the polling day.

This was revealed by the FDC party spokesperson, Hon. Ibrahim Ssemujju Ngada as he addressed the media at the party’s headquarters in Kampala.  Ssemujju Nganda said that Nakawa MP Micheal Kabaziguruka, intercepted a Toyota Harrier reg. number UBB 318E carrying pre-ticked in favour of NRM candidate Harriet Busingye in Bulindi parish. He explained that Kabaziguruka was able to confiscate only 51 ballots which he handed over to the electoral commission.

Semujju added that the electoral commission has to explain all the irregularities that marred the two bye-elections. The irregularities included wrong identification tags, pre-ticked ballots, ballot stuffing and violence.

The electoral commission declared Harriet Busingye, the ruling National Resistance Movement flag bearer a winner after she garnered 33,301 votes. FDC’s Asinansi Nyakato garnered 28,789 votes in the hotly contested election.

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