The National Unity Platform presidential candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi has sought USD$ 900,000 from a London businessman to recruit and facilitate 103,032 polling agents for a one-day assignment on the election day, January 14, 2020.
ChimpReports on Saturday exclusively broke the story that Kyagulanyi, commonly known as Bobi Wine, has now acquired the services of a Washington based international data-driven campaign and strategy company, GQR to help his campaigns in the forthcoming elections.
GQR vice president in charge of European Union, Jonathan Moakes has written to a wealthy entrepreneur in London, we have withheld the names, saying Bobi’s “single biggest challenge” is now securing polling agents to take charge of 34, 344 polling stations in the country.
“Bobi’s single biggest challenge right now is to prevent Museveni (from) falsely declaring himself the winner of January’s election. The best way to do this is to ensure the National Unity Platform (NUP) has agents at every single polling station to monitor the voting and count process,” said part of the letter written on December 1, 2020.
The result of the elections in Uganda, as per the Constitution, is not declared by the candidates but an exclusive mandate of the Electoral Commission.
NUP, which has no structures to follow the voting process at polling stations across the county as now revealed by the letter, wants to place 3 agents at each of the 34,344 polling station in the space of only one month.
“This is where he needs your help. There are 34,344 polling stations and if NUP provides for 3 agents per polling station (covering both the voting and the counting process), the party will need support and transport 103,032 agents,” said the letter.
Polling agents in Uganda are usually members of the community from the same locality within the walk able distance of 2 kilometers.
NUP also wants to procure 2,184 phones to facilitate communication for its supervisors to be stationed at constituency levels.
In addition, the NUP needs to provide for 2,184 smart phones to enable the communication it needs from its constituency supervisors. It is estimated that cost for all of this will amount to approximately $900,000,” said the letter.
NUP Spokesperson, Joel Ssenyonyi told us yesterday that he is not aware of any Bobi’s dealings with GQR.