- The elections for the Central I village was postponed from July 10 and was then conducted today July 26
- After declaration of the results, celebrations kicked off with bags of mairungi being distributed to the over joyed supporters
- The incumbent protested the procedure of the voting process saying it was unfair
By Salama Ali
Adjumani- A broker has won the Central I village in the LCI elections in Adjumani District that was postponed.
The elections saw a broker emerging a winner when the incumbent candidate pulls out of race sighting continued irregularities.
Mr Nasur Ahmed the incumbent candidate says that the previous election became rowdy and chaotic because his opponent Mr Obaligo Muzamil Sebbi ferried voters from another village to vote in Central I.
But Mr Obaligo rejected the allegations saying his voters are business community who reside within town. He also said that Nasur didn’t encourage his voters to register and didn’t mobilize his voters to come in large numbers.
“Nasur’s most voters came with national IDs to vote yet their names were not in the electoral register book,” Obaligo says.
Nasur’s voters walked away from voting which prompted the supporters of his opponent to line up behind their candidates for head counting.
The Presiding officer, Mr Ogeng Opio Richard emphasized individual names reading from the register book to confirm the rightful voters.
Security was beefed at the venue headed by the District police commander, DISO and armed police officers who remained vigilant and deterred possible protests.
At the end, Ogeng Opio Richard declared Obaligo Muzamil Sebbi the Chairman and overall winner Of Central 1 village, Adjuamani town council with 53 head count votes, because Nasur Ahmed failed to make informed decision.
He added that the elections were conducted on free and fair basis and the law of electoral commission states that for a person to be able to vote for an LC1, she/he must be a resident of that particular village.