Chaos, disregard for the laws of Covid mar youth elections

Uganda: Chaos, disregard for the laws of Covid mar youth elections

Last updated on September 11th, 2021 at 08:38 am

National Youth elections in the a number of components of the u . s . a . have been marred by means of chaos, attracting the intervention of police to repair calm notwithstanding the Electoral Commission announcing the workout was generally successful.

Electoral Commission (EC) introduced elections would be held scientifically and emphasised observance of Covid-19 guidelines, but this directive was once flouted by using the rowdy adolescence who had been additionally divided along celebration lines.

In Mbale City, for instance, some of the polling stations that Daily Monitor visited such as Nabweya, Link, Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU) Cell, and Doko A, amongst others, had the childhood protest upon gaining knowledge of that their names were lacking from the voters’ register.

Candidates with their voters had been neither maintaining social distance nor wearing masks. But for some villages, more often than not in rural areas, vote casting was via consensus amongst the aspirants and their supporters.

The Mbale District returning officer, Mr Charles Rebero, verified that some unruly youth disrupted the elections in some villages however they had been restrained by means of police.

“There used to be some chaos generally in urban areas brought about by formative years who have been wearing pink caps,” he said. Mr Rebero stated the rowdy early life desired to vote but their names had been no longer on the voters’ register. “Police deployed in such areas and sanity used to be later restored and balloting proceeded,” he added.