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Uganda MP slams EC move to focus on urban voters centers in voters update exercise


The Member of Parliament for Oyam South, Ishaa Otto has slammed the move by the Uganda Electoral Commission (EC) to put more efforts in registering voters in urban areas than rural areas.

Otto told Journalists at Parliament that the move is unreasonable because even in rural areas many people have not yet registered.

Uganda Electoral Commision Chairman, Dr. Badru Kiggundu

Uganda Electoral Commision Chairman, Dr. Badru Kiggundu

The MP says EC’s decision will be taken as a partisan move and a sign of ill- preparedness and poor planning on the Uganda’s electoral body.

Otto appealed to the government to come up with a system of continuous registration to avoid panic that comes with the influx of Ugandans who register at the last minutes.

The Uganda national voters update exercise to prepare people for the coming 2011 Uganda general elections has been extended twice. The exercise ends this week on Friday, 18th June 2010.

By Zacharia Tiberondwa

Ultimate Media

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