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Kayunga voters protest poll result

By Vision Reporter

Added 23rd February 2011 03:00 AM

TRANSPORT was paralysed on the Kayunga-Bbaale road when supporters of George Nsamba Kumama, who lost the Bbaale county seat to the incumbent MP, Sulaiman Madada, blocked the road on Tuesday, protesting Madada’s victory.

TRANSPORT was paralysed on the Kayunga-Bbaale road when supporters of George Nsamba Kumama, who lost the Bbaale county seat to the incumbent MP, Sulaiman Madada, blocked the road on Tuesday, protesting Madada’s victory.

By Charles Juuko

TRANSPORT was paralysed on the Kayunga-Bbaale road when supporters of George Nsamba Kumama, who lost the Bbaale county seat to the incumbent MP, Sulaiman Madada, blocked the road on Tuesday, protesting Madada’s victory.

The demonstrators blocked the road for about two hours with logs and big stones.

The district police commander, Julius Ahimbisibwe, deployed the anti-riot police to disperse the protesters and allow the police remove the logs and stones to allow normal traffic flow.

“We want the electoral commission to cancel Madada’s victory because we never voted for him,” Adam Mwanje, one of the protestors, said.

They also threatened not to participate in tomorrow’s elections, arguing that it would be a waste of time since the votes would be rigged.

Ahimbisibwe asked residents to remain calm as they wait for the results of the petition Kumama filed at the Mukono high court, challenging Madada’s victory.

He warned that the Police would arrest anybody found engaging in activities that threaten the security of the area.

Meanwhile, the demonstration spread to Bbaale and Kitwe trading centres and Kawongo landing site in Galiraya sub-county where people ganged up and condemned Kayunga returning officers for announcing Madada as winner.

The Kayunga returning officer, Ruth Nakacwa, declared Madada as winner of the Bbaale parliamentary seat after getting 14,371 votes against Kumama’s 13,282 votes.

Kumama protested the results, saying when the final results were announced, the results of three polling stations were missing.

But Nakacwa said the results would not have caused a change if included since Madada was already leading with 1,089 votes.



Kayunga voters protest poll result

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