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Mbabazi alleges ballot stuffing

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Presidential aspirant John Patrick Amama Mbabazi has accused the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) of planning to rig the elections through ballot stuffing.

‘Very many ballots have been brought in for purposes of stuffing’ Mr Mbabazi wrote on his twitter handle earlier today, before calling upon his supporters to be more vigilant.

“That is why we are asking people to be more vigilant,” Mbabazi said, without stating exactly who the rigging would favour.

But contacted for comment IEC spokesperson Jotham Taremwa said Mbabazi was engaging in propaganda.

“That is just his campaign propaganda, if he knows where they (ballots) are, let him show us the place where they are being kept,” Taremwa said on phone.

He said the IEC would make public the date of arrival of the ballots.

“We will invite the media to witness the arrival of the ballot papers, so Amama is just politicking,” Mr Taremwa added.

Meanwhile, Mr Mbabazi also accused the state of harassment, saying security operatives raided Endigyito FM studio, carried away equipment and cut the transmission wires, after the station hosted him.

Twitting about oil, Mbabazi said that president Museveni personally handled the deals, in apparent reference to the debate on Friday January 15 where he was asked about his role in any oil deals.

‘They were never discussed in cabinet,’ Mr Mbabazi wrote.


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