- Published: 20 February 2016
Kampala: A group of Election Observers from the Forum of Parliaments of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region have advised the Ugandan Electoral commission to consider delivering voting materials a day before to the polling date.
This was revealed by the observer’s delegation report on the 18th Feb polls at Metropole Hotel in Kampala.
The Observers who sounded unhappy about government switching off the social media held that the just concluded polls were free and fair despite irregularities.
Jesper Higiro the Forums Secretary Gen also expressed dismay over the arrest of FDC Opposition leader Dr. Kiza Besigye and also death of supporters at Wandegeya a Kampala suburb.
BYTE—HIGIRO PROSPER—FORUM SEC GEN
The group of 15 Election Observers from the Forum of Parliaments of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region revealed that they managed to observe elections in Kampala District, Jinja, Mpigi, Wakiso and Entebbe among others.
The Forum’s head Pedro Sebastiao while addressing media said the incumbent NRM managed to take the lead amidst a tight race from FDC’s Dr Besigye.
All this was in French being interpreted in English by a Makerere University Junior Lecturer, Abius Tushemerirwe.
BYTE --- PEDRO SEBASTIAO—DELEGATION LEADER
These observers came from countries including Republic of Angola, Burundi, Kenya, Uganda, Central African Republic, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia and Sudan.
The forum also says they intend to liase with fellow observers report.