Mabikke blames EC for Defeat

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Michael Mabikke, one of the contestants in the just concluded mayoral elections is now blaming the Electoral Commission for his failure to sail through the elections.He accuses the Electoral body of neglect of duty that paved way for multiple electoral offences . He alleges that there was multiple voting by Erias Lukwago and Peter Sematimba’s agents.
 
 
 
Mabikke questions the voter turn up that led to Lukwago’s victory. He contends that the voter turnout was very low compared to the presidential elections. He questions where the more than 300, 000 voters came from yet the turn out was too low.He alleges that more than 150 000 votes resulted from ghost voting within the city.
 
 
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Mabikke’s complaint, is however in sharp contrast with the Electoral Commission figures.

Bukenya Paul, the Deputy Public Relations officer Electoral Commission, says that Kampala has 1.18 million voters.  It is therefore possible that the voter turn up could have reached 300, 000.
 
Bukenya however asks Mabikke to petition because it is his right. Under the law Mabikke as an aggrieved party can petition within 14 days after EC gazetting the winner of the elections.
 
 
Mabikke plans to move to court in the coming days to rescind the election of his rival Erias Lukwago as the elected Lord Mayor of Kampala city.
 
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Mabikke polled 4,092 votes coming third in the just concluded mayoral elections. Erias Lukwago, the winner garnered 229,325 of the total ballots cast, trouncing NRM flag bearer Peter Sematimba, who came second with 119,015 votes.

The elections were rescheduled after cases of pre ticket ballot papers were discovered in some polling stations in Kampala.