NTUNGAMO – Naome Kabasharira has accused the Electoral Commission chairman, Dr Tanga Odoi of siding with her opponent to rig her of victory in the Rushenyi constituency NRM parliamentary primary election has accused
Presenting a petition at NRM offices in Kampala on Wednesday, Kabasharira said Dr Tanga’s decision overturn her victory was based on lies.
State Minister of Labour Mwesigwa Rukutana defeated Kabasharira with only 20 votes. According to the declared results, Rukutana got 25,310 votes against Kabasharira’s 25,290 votes.
Led by her lawyer Wesley Tusingwire, Kabasharira accused Dr Odoi of lying that he visited the four contested villages, yet he was taken on a guided visit by Rukutana’s people. Her main point of contention is in four villages where she says results were either doctored or no elections were held at all. The four villages include; Nyakahita, Ruyonza, Rwakabira and Rugongi. “God of the heavens should help us because the chairman is not telling the truth,” said Kabasharira.
She now wants the tribunal to either declare her the winner or hold a re-run in the four contested villages. Led by her lawyer Wesley Tusingwire, Kabasharira said she wants to first exhaust all the appeals mechanism provided for in the party before she can announce her next course of action.