EC sets tomorrow for Busiki parliamentary poll

Electoral Commission (EC) has set March 9 as voting day for Busiki county Member of parliament

Tuesday March 8 2016

By YAHUDU KITUNZI

Electoral Commission (EC) has set March 9 as voting day for Busiki county Member of parliament.
The election for the directly elected Member of Parliament for Busiki County was called off on February 18 after a mismatch in the particulars of candidates as printed on the ballot papers.
It emerged that instead of a bus as his symbol, Mr Asupasa Isiko Mpongo, the National Resistance Movement (NRM) flag bearer had a ball.

Namutumba Returning Officer, Ms Mabel Waakabi confirmed that they have elections for both Busiki county MP and LC3 chairpersons tomorrow [March 9].
She told Daily Monitor that they have rectified the problem by printing new ballot papers.
“We had problems in candidate’s symbols. We decided to postpone it until March 9 after printing another ballot papers,” said Mrs Wakabi.

She promised that the elections will be peaceful in all ways.
“As EC, we are working hand in hand with security to make sure the entire exercise is successful. We appeal to candidates and voters to be peaceful during and after these elections,” she said.

Namutumba DPC, Mr Bashir Ssempa, said security organs in the district are on standby to deal with any sorts of hooliganism.
“We have enough mechanisms, personnel and equipment to deal with any hooligan. We have capacity to deal with anyone who will attempt to disrupt the peace, during and after elections,” said Mr Ssempa.