2021 Election Watch

Fred Nyanzi Seeks vote recount in Kampala Central MP Polls

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2021 ELECTION WATCH: Fred Nyanzi, the former NUP candidate in Kampala Central MP polls has run to Chief Magistrate’s Court in Mengo seeking for a vote recount on allegations of election malpractices and irregularities.

Nyanzi who is brother to the NUP Leader Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine was defeated by the incumbent Hon. Muhammad Nsereko (Independent) who garnered 16,998 votes against Nyanzi’s 15,975.

In the petition, Nyanzi states that the voting process and counting of the votes were marred by malpractices and irregularities committed by both the Electoral Commission officials and Nsereko’s agents.

He accuses some of the presiding officers of denying his agents access to voting areas. He singled different polling stations that include Summit View, Nakasero 1 and 2, Hoima Flats among others. He adds that the declaration forms were never signed by his agents because they had been blocked.

Nyanzi also accuses Nsereko and his agents for alteration of the declaration of result forms and destroying original copies of the forms among others.

He further accuses Nsereko for conniving with presiding officers to alter and manipulate forms.

Some of the polling stations that Nyanzi seeks recounting include, Balikudembe Primary School, KCC Primary School polling stations, Seroma Parking Yard, All saints, Martin Road, Old Kampala SS, National Theatre, Nakivubo Road, Basajjabala Taxi Park, Kampala Library, Bombo Road among others.

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Nyanzi’s lawyer George Musisi says due to malpractices and irregularities, his client was wrongfully denied his victory.

Court will sit to decide today on whether to grant him the vote recount or dismiss his application for the cause.

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