FDC Officials Recover 10 Ballot Boxes from Saloon

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Deo Wilobo, an FDC party agent, says they recovered the ballot boxes on a tip off from a resident who informed them that someone was hiding election material in his saloon.

Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party officials in Gulu district have handed over ten ballot boxes to police this afternoon. According to the FDC party officials, they recovered the ballot boxes from Acet trading centre in Odek Sub County in Omoro County.
 

3 of the ballot boxes were sealed and contained ticked ballot papers, the remaining were empty. Deo Wilobo, an FDC party agent, says they recovered the ballot boxes on a tip off from a resident who informed them that someone was hiding election material in his saloon.



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Denis Nono, another FDC agent blames the Acet parish election supervisor of taking the ballot boxes to the saloon instead of sending them to the tally center. Martin Ojara Mapenduzi, the Gulu District LC V chairperson, says the recovered ballots may have not been tallied.



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On Friday, Electoral Commission officials in Gulu came under fire from candidates for declaring winners without announcing the polls results. They also tasked the Commission and Police to explain circumstances under, which 23 ballot boxes were tempered since they seals were broken.
 

Odonga Otto, the Aruu county MP, says have tasked the Commission to produce the declaration forms 9 polling stations, which they believe were used for rigging. The contested polling stations include Lagwedola, Lalogi headquarters A-A, B-Z,Mmin jaa p7, Tee cwa , Loyoajwanga A-A, Adobo p7, Corner lakoya, Aawali wang tangi.  Omoro County is represented by Jacob Oulanya, the Deputy speaker of parliament. 

 

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