Uganda opposition parties have agreed on a joint tallying center for Jan 14 General Election.

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A statement by the opposition parties.

Ugandan presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi and former presidential candidate Dr. Kizza Besigye.Photo Credit: Instagram

Ugandan opposition leaders issued a joint statement on Wednesday at Hotel Africana in the capital Kampala.

We will all agree that this kind of set has been used in some African countries like Kenya. In the 2017 general elections, ODM set up a tallying center where it would collect and relay results for the presidential candidate from all the polling stations.

“To set up a joint oversight platform, use joint technology and resources to ensure vote protection and transparent tallying process across the country. In so doing, all agents, task teams and voters shall be encouraged to use their mobile phones and other related technology during polling and tallying processes to facilitate information gathering in this regard,”

A section of the joint statement

 

Ugandan opposition parties will use the same system of technology to compute the results for the presidential candidates.

A list of Ugandan Opposition Parties.

  • Alliance for National and Transformation
  • People’s Government.
  • Forum for Democratic Change (FDC)
  • Democratic Party
  • Uganda People’s Platform
  • National Unity Platform
  • Justice Forum
  • Conservative party

At the same time, they agreed not to reveal where the location of the tallying center, how it would work, and when it would be established.

This is simply to avoid interference by the government, which allegedly known for sabotaging the opposition.

Ugandan presidential aspirant Robert Kyagulanyi Blocked by police.Photo Credit: Instagram
Ugandan presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi (Boby Wine) Blocked by police.Photo Credit: Instagram

“There would be a lot of work to be done if the results are to be realized.”

Dr. Kizza Besigye

“You are holding Uganda in your hands and representing powerful forces to make Uganda progressive, comfortable, and safe for all Ugandans now and in the future.”

Dr Ssemogerere

Interestingly, the Ugandan ruling party (The National Resistance Movement) is also working on setting up its own private tallying center in the capital Kampala. 

It is alleged that Ugandan Electoral Commission refused to speak on the matter.

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