Independent presidential candidate Amama Mbabazi has said allegations that the plane carrying ballot papers from South Africa last week landed in Kigali en route to Entebbe Airport will be investigated.
The former prime minister, Mbabazi who has been depicted as a powerful man who can thwart election rigging asked the electoral commission to be clear on these stories.
“The stories of the aircraft that stopped in Kigali for four hours or more when it was carrying our ballot papers, why did it do that? We need to be very clear so that any suspicion is removed. We will to continue to follow up and find out exactly what is going on,” Mbabazi said yesterday.
He added; “we have concerns. It is important that the electoral commission exercises maximum transparency in handling the ballot.”
The Plane Never landed in Kigali
Electoral Commission Chairperson Dr.Badru Kiggundu last week dismissed claims arguing that the allegation is utterly baseless and false.
“This allegation is utterly baseless and false, and the Commission invites all responsible Ugandans to condemn such claims in the strongest terms possible. The airway bill issued by the carrier (Ethiopian Airlines) clearly indicates the route followed by the airplane, with the airport of departure as or Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa, and the airport of destination as Entebbe International Airport, Uganda.”