EC disowns impostor officials ahead of by-elections


The Uganda Electoral Commission has warned the public against fraudsters who pose as their officials and con unsuspecting voters.

In a statement Tuesday, EC acting chairperson Joseph Baribonwa, said some criminals pretend to work with the Electoral Commission for purposes of conning the public during elections.

“The Electoral Commission has noted with concern an article that appeared in the Red Pepper Saturday July 9, 2016 under the headline, EC boss speaks out on MP nullifications.”

“The article quoted a one Moses Kanaruchiko who claims to be an Inspector of Elections at EC headquarters on the reason for nullification of elections results,” Baribonwa said.

He clarified that Moses Kanaruchiko has never been a staff of the commission.

“Furthermore, the position of Inspector of Elections does not exist in the EC structure and Kanaruchiko business card is a forgery which has been designed to take advantage unsuspecting members of the public.”

He advised the public not to deal with the said suspect and any other person in the capacity of an officer of the Electoral Commission as such dealings will be done at individual’s own risk.


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