Mbabazi: My votes in 54 districts were given to Museveni



Former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi now says his votes were switched and given to the incumbent, President Yoweri Museveni.

The Go Forward candidate garnered 1.4% of the total vote following FDC candidate Kizza Besigye with 35% nearly halfway below Museveni who picked 60%.

In an amended petition filed by his lawyers at Supreme Court in Kampala on Monday, Mbabazi demands a recount of up to 54 districts across the country.

He accuses the electoral commission chairman Badru Kiggundu of deliberately switch his votes wherever he allegedly defeated Museveni.

“…the results announced by the 2nd respondent (Kiggundu) declaring the 1st respondent (Museveni) as winner were different from what was announced at the polling stations,” reads the amended petition.

In some cases like Kiruhura district, the president got more votes than the number of registered voters.

“At some polling stations where the petitioner (Mbabazi) won or got a higher number of votes, Kiggundu announced zero votes,” the petition further claims.

In other instances where the petitioner’s votes were higher, they were switched and given to the president, the petition states.

In court, Mbabazi’s lawyer Muhammad Mbabazi also rose the issue of disappearance of their witnesses at the hands of the state.

Chief Justice Bart Katureebe said the trend was unfortunate.

He set adjourned the hearing to March 14, 2016.

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