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Tension is high in Rubanda County West as five of the seven candidates petitioned the chairperson of the National Resistance Movement Electoral Commission Dr. Tanga Odoi calling for the postponement of the elections in the constituency due to anomalies.

The petitioners are Eng. Denis Sabiiti, order Kamuntu Moses Mwongyera, discount Muhereza Robert Matthias, African Byarugaba Kikabeinika, and Rtd Corporal Abel Muhumuza  Karegyesa.   Dustan Muhereza Ziine and the incumbent Henry Banyenzaki who is also state minister for economic monitoring are the other two who are not part of the petition.

In the letter, the five are asking Chairperson Tanga Odoi to postpone the election, noting that the anomalies so far discovered cannot guarantee free and fair election.

Yesterday, the Kabale RDC Darius Nandinda ordered the recount of all ballots for the district after some parcels were found to have been tampered with.

It was then discovered that 16000 votes were missing from 17 villages in Bufundi Sub County with a voting population of 4917, 15 villages in Ikumba Sub County with a voting population of 5829 and 12 villages in Muko Sub County — where the incumbent Henry Banyenzaki is born — with a voting population of 5191.

The contestants say that they are not ready to take part in the sham exercise as the missing ballots could be used to rig the election.

The 5 contestants scribbled a petition to the NRM Electoral Commission in Kampala seeking postponement of the Rubanda west primary election
The 5 contestants scribbled a petition to the NRM Electoral Commission in Kampala seeking postponement of the Rubanda west primary election

“A credible election cannot be conducted under the above circumstances. We therefore request the office of the NRM to provide new election materials and conduct the elections at a later convenient date,” said Eng. Denis Sabiiti, one of the petitioners.

Maurice Keitaba the Kabale district NRM returning officer says that the issue is being sorted out and Dr. Tanga Odoi has dispatched a team of two people to help rectify it.
After a long local break, healing the premier league resumes with five enticing fixtures lined up on Tuesday.


In the biggest fixture of the day, Express fc look to host the Eastern giants Bul Fc at Wankulukuku. Bul Fc travels with more confidence considering the fact that they have picked eight points in the last fixtures against Express, six coming away from home.

However, things may not necessarily be automatic because the hosts are on a fine form and only need a win to go top of the table since KCCA FC and Vipers are out of action.

Coach Bbosa will assess the fitness of top strikers Tony Odur, Ceasar Okhuti and defender Ayub Kizza who were part of the Cranes team that defeated Sudan in Khartoum. If fielded, Hashim Sempala will be facing former side.

In the last game, Bul Fc lost to Soana their second home game despite controlling most part but coach Isabirye insists that he will stick to the same strategy.

“We played against Soana on top for most of the game but didn’t take all our chances then we lost and when you play against a team that wants counterattacking football like them you know there’s always a chance of them getting in behind you. But we shall stick at it and we shall go with the same strategy to Wankulukuku to maintain our philosophy, which is important for us because we know if we can do that we are capable of scoring goals,” he said.

In the other game, former SC Villa midfielder Steven Bengo, now at Soana, will ‘re-unite’ with a club he left unceremoniously as they clash in Kavumba RC while Simba search for their first win as they host URA Fc.

Full fixtures:
JMC Hippos FC V Maroons FC, Kakindu Stadium

Sadolin Paints FC V SCVU, Bugembe

Simba V URA FC, Bombo

Express FC V BUL FC, Wankulukuku

Soana FC V SC Villa Jogoo, Kavumba

photo: Express fc in previous photos.

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