Local and mayoral elections postponed in Kampala after irregularities found

Elections in Kampala for local seats and for mayor have been suspended by the Electoral Commission after widespread ballot box stuffing was discovered around the city.

 

The disruptions began after 339 pre-ticked ballot papers for Mayoral candidate Peter Sematimba were discovered at Bat Valley polling station leading to disputes and violence between the different supporters. The police were called in and the station was closed to further voting.

 

The EC has also cancelled the Kampala LC5 councilors elections because of theirregularities. Many of the mayoral candidates has spoken out complaining about the rigging. No comment as of yet from NRM flagbearer Peter Sematimba.

 

Some of the disputed ballots were found at polling stations at Buganda Road Primary School, Bat Valley Primary School and National Theatre.