Kiggundu Warns FDC, Media Over Unofficial Results

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In short
Engineer Badru Kiggundu, EC chairman told a media briefing before announcing the third round of partial results from the presidential election that the EC has received information that some political parties have released results which is illegal.

The Electoral Commission has warned media houses which will announce results from alternative results shall be close down.

 
Engineer Badru Kiggundu, EC chairman told a media briefing before announcing the third round of partial results from the presidential election that the EC has received information some political parties have released results which is illegal.
 
According to a tweet from the FDC spokesperson, Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda, results from 673 out of the 28,010 polling stations across the country indicate that FDC candidate Kizza Besigye is leading with 90,712 votes totalling 50 per cent while NRM candidate, Yoweri Museveni follows with 83,435 votes at 46 per cent.
 
Kiggundu however says the Commission will not hesitate to close down these tally centres making the pronouncements and media houses which will also announce the results.
 
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Opposition FDC party and Go Forward teams recently announced that they would set up independent tally centres to tabulate results got from their agents across the country.

However, Kiggundu says it is only the Electoral Commission with the mandate to announce final results of the presidential elections.

The latest partial results from the EC indicate that Museveni is leading at 62.09 per cent followed by Besigye with 33.46 per cent.

 

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Olive Eyotaru
Olive Eyotaru is a URN journalist based in Kampala. Eyotaru has been a URN staff member since February 2015.

Eyotaru started practising journalism while still studying at Uganda Christian University. She was a reporter with Ultimate Media Consult Ltd between 2005 and 2007.

In 2009, Eyotaru joined Monitor Publications Limited, under KFM Radio as a parliamentary and business reporter. Consequently, Eyotaru started writing for the Daily Monitor newspaper until January 2015, when she moved to URN.

She is interested in reporting about politics, health, human rights, business and sports.