Irregularities Overwhelm FDC Grass Root Elections

The ongoing FDC grass root elections in Kampala have been engulfed by irregularities where names of registered voters are missing in the party voter’s register.

Nabilah Naggayi Sempala
Nabilah Naggayi Sempala

These voters are being denied an opportunity to participate in electing leaders at grass root level.

According to a press statement released by Kampala Woman Member of Parliament Nabilah Naggayi Sempala who also doubles as Shadow Information Minister, the FDC public in Kampala is getting alarmed at the voting irregularities.

“The highest numbers of irregularities are reported in cases where FDC members who were registered in 2010 but their names are missing in the electoral registered and they are now being told to register again,” the press release read in parts.

The highest numbers of reports are being received from the Central Division with 50 cases, followed by Makindye East with 40 cases.

“I have received 230 reports as many have checked their voting status previously and were confirmed as registered voters by the Chairman FDC Kampala. There was a case where the registered voter checked her status and found that it was still there in February but when she checked last week, no record was found in the filed returns to the FDC electoral Commission.”

There is another category of people who have never registered with FDC but they are now registered without their knowledge.

“We received 20 of such cases from not just within Kawempe but from FDC members living in many parts of Kampala. We have tried calling their numbers but they say they don’t know what is happening and some say that they are not even members of the FDC.”

FDC is electing leaders at grass root level in preparation for 2016 general elections.