Five Hour Delay Frustrates Voters in Makerere III Parish

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The exercise that should have started at 7:00am had not started by midday, a delay of over five hours. Uganda Radio Network visited a number of polling stations in the area where voters expressed disappointment at the development.

Anger and frustration is building in several polling stations in Makerere III, Kawempe Division after a delay in the delivery of election materials.

The exercise that should have started at 7:00am had not started by midday, a delay of over five hours.  Uganda Radio Network visited a number of polling stations in the area where voters expressed disappointment at the development.

Ronny Ssenyonjo, a voter at Childcare polling station in Kibe Zone says that a number of people had already given up after braving the scorching sun to cast their votes in vain.  Ssenyonjo also questions the commission for failing to deliver materials to areas within Kampala.
 
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Milly Iga, an LCIII candidate in Makerere III parish says voters who had remained in lengthy queues at St. Nicholas polling station in Sebina Zone for over five hours are slowly giving up. Iga appeals to the Electoral Commission to immediately sort out the mess in order to enable all registered voters cast their votes.
 
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Omar Mansur, the Presiding Officer for Ssiinde Maize Mill says that although they were at the polling station on time, they could not start the process as a result of the delay. He says only one vehicle was dedicated to the distribution of dispatched materials in Makerere III.
 
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The commission is yet to issue official statement on why the ballot papers have failed to reach polling centers, five hours after the official opening. There is already fears among the opposition that the process has been rigged to favour the ruling NRM Party.