Kabasharira Protests Re-tallying of Votes – She Says Voting Didn’t Happen in These Areas
A re-tallying process to ascertain the legitimate winner of the Rushenyi County MP primary race between Naomi Kabasharira and Minister Mwesigwa Rukutana ended prematurely after chaos ensued resulting from declaring results of an area where voting allegedly did not happen.
Initially, Kabasharira had been announced the winner of the hotly contested race before Rukutana petitioned for a review of the results.
In the same light, the NRM Electoral Commission headed by Tanga Odoi called the two parties for a re-tallying process cell by cell.
According to Kabasharira, about six cells in Ruyonza, there are instances where there were more voters than the actual number of people logically expected in the cell.
However, using available Declaration Results (DR) forms, Odoi reconciled results from either parties and where results were altered in some cells, it was immediately resolved.
For instance, in Rabasheji cell, Rukutana had been given 56 votes yet the DR forms indicated 26 votes, a difference of 30 votes.
The process was all sailing smooth when Rukutana’s camp produced DR forms for Nyakahita cell, which other camps claim did not participate in voting. The situation turned chaotic.