Roads cut off as protesters demand for results in Ntungamo: Roads cut off as protesters demand for results in Ntungamo:
Transport has been paralyzed as angry locals cut off roads with stones and sticks protesting the 20 votes lead by Rukutana over Kabasharira. This comes after the recount of votes by NRM EC chairman that saw Rukutana leading. Protests are taking place at Rwentobo Rwahi trading centers in Ntungamo district.
However, Supporters of Naomi Kabasharira have sparked off protests in Ntungamo district showing their dissatisfaction. Protestors are demanding for the immediate resignation of National Resistance Movement (NRM) EC officials. And Tanga Odoi should declare their candidate (Naome) as the winner of the Rushenyi County primaries.
We are the one voted, and Ntungamo EC officers announced Naome, how comes now it’s Rukutana. Announce the results Odoi help us! protestors shouting with stones and sticks.
NRM EC chairman, Tanga Odoi asked to be given two days to pronounce the winner. But the two days elapse today and their is no any information concerning the matter. This has brought many questions in the camp of Kabasharira’s supporters.
Roads cut off as protesters demand for results in Ntungamo
Initially, Kabasharira had been announced the victor of the hotly contested race before Rukutana petitioned for a review of the results.
Surprisingly, a re-tallying process to ascertain the legitimate winner of the Rushyenyi County MP primary race between Kabasharira and Minister Rukutana recently ended prematurely. However, chaos ensued resulting from declaring results of an area where voting allegedly did not happen.
Using available Declaration Results (DR) forms, Odoi reconciled results from either party, and where results were altered in some cells, it was immediately resolved.
For instance, in Rabasheji cell, Rukutana had been given 56 votes yet the DR forms indicated 26 votes, a difference of 30 votes.
According to Kabasharira, about six cells in Ruyonza, there are instances where there were more voters than the actual number of people in the cell. “In a cell which could have 280, they voted 620 people,” she says.
And in other places they inter-changed the results. Which is really not good, is it all about being with money or? Kabasharira can’t even imagine the situation.
More than 300 vehicles, including buses and trailers, remained parked on the high way following the commotion.
Mr Damian Twakire Nsonore, a resident of Kyoruhega Kayonza Sub County, says he was not happy after Mr Odoi’s announcement that Mr Rukutana was leading. And yet the Ntungamo electoral commission had earlier declared Ms Kabasharira as awinner.