The National Resistance Movement (NRM) party registrar of Mbarara City, Mr. Ssebuma Kaweesi, wants six village registrars prosecuted and one of the seven candidates for the position of Mbarara Woman MP seat, Ms. Rita Atukwasa, investigated over what he called ‘political thuggery.’
While addressing a press conference at NRM offices in Kamukuzi Division on Sunday, Mr. Ssebuma said registrars gave false declarations, adding that they gave more than 15,000 votes in favor of Ms. Atukwasa.
“I am handing over village registrars of cells of Karugangama, Biwunya, Nyamityobora Lower, Agip and Saveya to police, and also Ms. Atukwasa should be investigated because all the excess votes added were in her favor,’’ he said.
Mr Ssebuma added that in Karugangama Cell, Ms. Atukwasa got 20 votes but was given 520 votes, in Biwunya she got 108 votes but was given 1,080 votes, in Nyamityobora, she polled 200 votes but was given 6,415 votes, at Agip she got 129 votes but was given 6,502 votes and at Saveya she polled 51 votes but was given 2,513 votes.
“I called all the agents of the seven candidates, and they showed that the results given on declaration forms were very different. Again there is no cell in Mbarara that has more than 6,000 residents, this is political thuggery, and we cannot tolerate it in NRM party, we take a strong stand against it,” he said.