The Uganda Joint Christian Council has put the Electoral Commission to task to explain why it released presidential election results excluding votes from some polling stations.
The concerns are contained in a statement read out to the media by Namirembe Diocesan Bishop, Wilberforce Kityo Luwalira, who doubles as chairman of the Council’s National Election Steering Committee.
Presenting a preliminary report of their findings from the February 18 Presidential and Parliamentary elections, Luwarira is demanding a comprehensive statement why votes from a very large number of polling stations in Rukungiri, Jinja, Kampala, Kyenjonjo and other districts were not in the results announced by the Commission.
He cites Jinja district which had 399 polling stations but only had 11 computed by the Commission in the final tally.
Kyenjonjo contributed 60 polling stations out of 337, while Kampala had 1,176 polling stations declared out of 1,338 polling stations recorded with the Commission.
The Bishops further question why out of the 112 districts only Otuke district had no invalid votes.
Jotham Talemwa, EC spokesperson, explains that some of the affected areas where their results were not included in the final tally were a result of irregularities.
The EC announced the incumbent President Museveni winner of the just concluded elections with 60.8per cent victory, results which his closest challenger Forum for Democratic Change, Dr Kiiza Besigye, has disputed.