Virginia Plan Mugyenyi the loser in Friday’s Sheema Municipality Parliamentary polls has vowed to petition court to nullify the election results announced in Favor of Elioda Tumwesigye her main opponent in the race.
Virginia said intimidation, unlawful arrests of her election supervisors and voting beyond the specified are enough evidence to challenge the election results lost to Elioda by a dereference of two thousand one hundred and one votes.
Her decision was supported by Mwijukye Francis who was FDC party official supervisor of Sheema Municipality elections. He said as a party they will not let the efforts of the people of Sheema just go in vain vowing to do whatever is humanly possible to reclaim the victory.
On the other hand Elioda Tumwesigye wondered who could have voted for Virginia since FDC party has very little support in the area.
He said people opposed to him in Sheema were holding a referendum and would go with anybody in order to defeat him irrespective of the NRM party principles and interests.
He said basing on what he saw in Friday’s polls in Sheema Municipality, FDC has been rigging elections through bribery, intimidation and causing confusion .
But Mwijukye Francis said Elioda is wrong to think that he should decide for FDC of who should be deployed in an election exercise adding that even the electoral commission itself cannot dictate on them over the matter.
Commenting on the eligible voters Elioda said that Virginia illegally participated in the voting process because she is not a registered voter in the area and said that as the government they will follow up the matter and find out how she was allowed to vote at Migyina trading centre polling station.
But Virginia rubbished off the claim as political propaganda saying she transferred to the electoral area after her nomination exercise
Asiimwe Deborah the district Registrar said Virginia was not a registered voter at the time of her nomination and also promised to investigate the matter so as get the truth about the allegation.
Source: www.mknewslink.com a greater western Uganda news website