Thursday, February 23, 2006

Sebaana and wife cast votes on polling day

DP President Sebaana Kizito and his wife Christine cast their votes today at Kabalagala in their urban Makindye East constituency. In the central region, voting was mostly calm with a few incidents of election day malpractices being reported like attempts to vote more than once. In Eastern Uganda, DP regional Vice Chair Besweri Kezaala reported that many voters showed up at polling stations and could not find their names on the shrunken voters' register, whose numbers have raised a lot of eyebrows; From 8.4 million in 1996 to 10.2 million in 2001 and barely a blip increase to 10.4 million in 2006. In Pader, DP Secretary General Richard Ottoo reported late delivery of campaign materials. EC only sent on ballot box rather than 2 for polling stations in Pader. Vote counting will start at 1800 EST.

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