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Kagadi To Petition EC

By Vision Reporter

Added 1st April 2002 03:00 AM

KAGADI residents in Kibaale district, are irked by the failure of the Electoral Commission (EC) to hold elections for the district women councillor.

KAGADI residents in Kibaale district, are irked by the failure of the Electoral Commission (EC) to hold elections for the district women councillor.

KAGADI residents in Kibaale district, are irked by the failure of the Electoral Commission (EC) to hold elections for the district women councillor. Grace Matsiko reports that the women have threatened to petition if the Returning Officer, Simon Kimono, does not announce the polling date soon. The woman councillor elections were stopped on February 12, after one of the candidates, Josephine Nakate, petitioned the EC alleging that her opponent, Maria Byoto, was not a duly registered voter of the area. However, on March 11, the EC chairman, Aziz Kasujja, cleared Byoto to run for the seat. “The commission has established that Byoto is a duly registered voter of Bishop Rwakaikara Primary School in Buyaga county, Kibaale district. “The complainant is advised to seek legal redress in the courts of law if not satisfied with our findings,” Kasujja told Kimono in a letter copied to Byoto and Nakate. However, Kagadi women have expressed concern that since Kasujja cleared Byoto, no efforts have been made to hold the elections. “For over a month, the EC has not communicated to us when the elections are to be held. As voters we demand an explanation,” Joyce Twinobusinguzi said. Nyakato told The New Vision that the delay was a sign of the commission’s inefficiency. Ends

Kagadi To Petition EC

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