February 27, 2024

Voting suspended at Wanglobo polling Station in Oyam north after all ballot papers appear pre- ticked

By Voice of Lango Editorial (editor@vol.co.ug)  


Voting has been suspended at Wanglobo polling station in Otwal Sub County, Oyam north in Oyam district after unknown people ticked all the ballot papers.

The Presiding officer of Wanglobo polling station Walter Waco said some unidentified people reportedly accompanied by a police vehicle arrived at the polling station and forced him to handover all the ballot papers.

Waco said out of the 562 registered voters at the polling station, only 26 voted while the 536 were ticked by the unknown people and dropped in the ballot boxes.

Stephen Tashobya, a commissioner of the electoral commission said the ballot papers ticked by the goons will not be included in the final results.

UPC party president Jimmy Akena called for fresh elections to be organized in Oyam north, citing vote rigging.
However, Tashobya said only voting at Wanglobo will be done afresh.

Akena said some of the party members were arrested by security personnel using a numberless white vehicle while motorcycles belonging to their agents were also reportedly confiscated to prevent them from accessing polling stations.

By press time, voters at Wanglobo primary school were still waiting for new electoral materials to resume voting.

More details to this will follow in the subsequent bulletins