THE Electoral Commission will soon announce dates for elections in areas where voting did not take place in the local council elections,
By Richard Mutumba
THE Electoral Commission will soon announce dates for elections in areas where voting did not take place in the local council elections, the commission acting spokesperson, Teddy Mugote, said yesterday.
Mugote was responding to complaints from various parts of the country. The latest complaint came from the Member of Parliament for Kashaari, Maj. John Kazoora.
In a letter to the Minister of Justice and Constitutional affairs, Kazoora said more than 20,000 voters from nine parishes in his constituency did not vote.
â€œI want to inform you that the parishes of Mitozo, Mirongo, Ncune and Nyabisirira in Kashare sub-county and Kabale, Kaliro, Karwensanga, Bitsya and Rwamulugi in Rubindi sub-county have not voted for their leaders,â€ Kazoora said.
He said there were about 20,000 voters who had no explanation as to why they did not vote despite public statements that the elections were successful.
Kazoora said the situation did not only demoralise the voters and the candidates, but also caused political tension, embarrassment and anxiety after candidates had campaigned and could not be voted for.
He demanded to know when the people he represented would vote.
However, Mugote said the commission was aware of areas like Kashare and Rubindi where people did not vote due to logistical problems. She said arrangements were being made for them to vote.
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