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Heavy Deployment as Biryabarema Challenges NRM Poll Results

Police and the army deployed heavily at Rubanda District Headquarters as Mr Kenneth Jogo Biryabarema, the current LC5 chairperson petitioned the NRM district offices challenging results of the Rubanda East NRM parliamentary primaries.

Biryabarema was in the parliamentary race with and lost to Henry Musasizi, the incumbent.

According to the results announced on Saturday morning by the Rubanda district NRM registrar Aggrey Monday, Musasizi was declared the winner with 23,330 votes, defeating Biryabarema who garnered 22,412 votes.

Unhappy with the results, this morning Biryabareema petitioned the district party offices, citing among others, violence, voter bribery and other irregularities.

Biryabarema accuses the district NRM registrar of denying chance to people of Nyakiharo polling station in Bubare Sub County whose election was cancelled due to violence.

A fight reportedly broke out at the station and in the chaos all declaration forms of Biryabarema’s agents were reportedly torn by Musasizi’s agents.

Biryabarema also claims that the votes that the officials declared did not match those on the declaration forms.

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He says he garnered 23153 votes while Musasizi’s got 22968 votes, and that the results were however altered in favour of his opponent Musasazi.

“I want the NRM secretariat to intervene and recount the votes or order for fresh elections,” he said

Tai Ramathan the Rubanda DPC says that they deployed to avert any form of chaos and to prevent processions which remain banned under Covid19 regulations.

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