BY WILBER MUHWEZI-KASIBANTE
As voting nearly closes in Igara East by-election in Bushenyi district, there are reports of voter bribery in Kyeizooba sub-county, Bumbaire, Kyabugimbi and other sub-counties.
www.mknewslink.com Editor met commissioner, Steven Tashobya and electoral commission chairman Justice Simon Byabakama at Nyamiyaga parish headquarters polling station in Kyeizooba sub-county and asked them about the issue.
EC chairman warning voters at Rwentuha not to bribe voters.
Mr. Tashobya said that he received that complaint and alerted police and its doing work. “I have visited 20 polling stations and the major problem I received was bribery and I instructed police and it’s doing work” Tashobya said.
According to reports from the constituency, its Candidate Andrew Martial’s agents who stand near the polling stations and buy voters.
COMMISSIONER TASHOBYA ADDRESSING VOTERS AT NYAMIYAGA POLLING STATION IN kYEIZOOBA S/COUNTY
The regional traffic officer for greater Bushenyi ASP Betubiza who was deployed in Rwentuha town council chased the vote buyers but failed to arrest any.
Chairman Byabakama warned Igara East voters not engage in acts of bribery again because they are repeating this election because of bribery.
“Don’t bribe voters again because we are repeating this election due to bribery. We have toll free lines and I gave them to voters last night while on BFM radio so call us and deal with those cases” Justice Byabakama told mknewslink.com Editor at Rwentuha Moslem primary school polling station at 2:00pm today.
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