The first batch of ballot papers for the February 18th presidential elections that were due to be delivered today have reached after the delay, that caused murmurs that the irregularities could have already started.
The ballot papers according to the Electoral commission were supposed to land at Entebbe Airport from South Africa where they were printed by 10am.
However, by 10am journalist had already lined up to wait for the grand opportunity to witness and report the arrival, only to be told that they will have to wait until 1pm (3 hours later).
“We hjave chattered a plane to South Africa to bring the ballot papers, it will be here at 1pm,” One of the EC officials at the airport was heard mumbling at the airport.
Yesterday, while briefing the press on preparations, EC chairman Dr badiru Kigundu confirmed that the first ballot paper consignment will indeed be arriving today (28th Jan).
“We wish to assure all stakeholders that the printing of ballot papers is on schedule and the first consignment for presidential and parliamentary elections is scheduled for arrival at Entebbe International Airport on January 28,” EC chairperson Badru Kiggundu said.