By Aggrey Twesigye
A section of opposition leaders in Mbarara city have today refused signing for the Electoral materials that were delivered by Electoral commission to Mbarara city.
Mbarara city received 195 black boxes containing the ballot papers that will be used to cater for 195 polling stations in Mbarara city.
However, leaders from opposition led by NUP flag bearer for Mbarara south city Bright Muhumuza refused to acknowledge having received the boxes claiming that they had already been tampered with.
Muhumuza told www.mknewslink.com that this clearly shows that plans to rig the forth coming general elections have already been hatched in Mbarara.
They also claim that the Mbarara electoral commission returning officer Violet Atuhurire blocked them from checking the tampered with boxes.
“There was nothing big here, because by the time we reached here we found two UPDF vehicles with soldiers parked outside the premises of Electrol commission offices. The RDC plus UPDF soldiers arrived two hours before we came which to us meant that there was a deal to tamper with the Electoral materials,” Angry Bright Muhumuza lamented.
Meanwhile, Manzi Munanura an independent candidate vying for Mbarara city south seat told journalists that he has already written to Justice Byamukama Simon the chairman Electoral commission notifying him of the refusal by Mbarara city electoral commission offices to invite independent candidates to come in for inspection process of ballot stuffing.
Violet Atuhurira the Mbarara city returning officer has rubbished Muhumuza’s claims that they boxes were tampered with.
She noted that the seals were only loose which she attributed to the long distance they passed through from Kampala up to Mbarara.
Atuhurira told www.mknewslink.com that they invited political party representatives but not individual which explains why some of the independent candidates were not invited.
Violet asked all the candidates and the voters to stay calm as all the ballot stuffing are safe under close supervision of security .
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