Nkunyingi Accuses Bribery, Vote Rigging in Omoro County Poll
Nkunyingi however asserted on NBS TV's morning breeze show on Monday that NRM influenced the Electoral Commission to script election results. FILE PHOTO

Hon Muwada Nkunyingi, the Kyadondo East member of parliament, said the National Unity Platform party swept the Omoro County election by a country mile, but the regime holders yet again rigged the vote.

The Kyadondo East Member of Parliament, Hon Muwada Nkunyingi has said the National Unity Platform party won the Omoro County polls by a country mile but the regime holders yet again rigged the election.

Andrew Ojok Oulanyah from the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party scooped the election to become the new Omoro County Member of Parliament replacing his late father Jacob Oulanyah.

Oulanyah garnered 14,224 votes beating off competition from five other candidates including Simon Toolit Aketcha of the NUP party who came second on 1,633 votes.

Others including Odong Justine Obiya from the FDC party managed 529 votes, Terence Odongo on the Independent ticket scooped 532 votes, Onen Jimmy another Independent candidate got 88 voted while Kizza Oscar from the Alliance for National Transformation managed 63 votes.

While appearing on NBS TV’s morning breeze show on Monday however, Nkunyingi said his party won the election but NRM influenced the Electoral Commission to script results.

Nkunyingi said NUP had the strongest candidate in Toolit because he had earlier on contested in Omoro and won the seat.

“Toolit has lived in Omoro. He was disabled by this same regime. The National Unity Platform won in Omoro. What you are seeing is a manufactured script of results by the NRM. The Electoral Commission was not in charge of the Omoro by-election,” Nkunyingi said.

“I want to thank the people of Omoro for voting NUP. I also want to thank Hon. Toolit and the National Unity Platform for presenting an able candidate, Simon Toolit. The party will come up with an elaborate report on the by-election.”

In addition, he said all polling stations in the area were cordoned off by the military. 

Nkunyingi said in addition to voter bribery witnessed in the polls, a number of their agents were also kidnapped.

“They intentionally arrested and kidnapped all NUP agents and legislators. They drove them off in numberless drones. There was voter bribery and intimidation. I didn’t see anyone celebrating the win of Andrew Ojok Oulanyah. It was misery. At the tally centre, it was only people from Kampala celebrating.”