The ruling NRM party has defended the Electoral Commission chairman over the decision not open a consignment of ballot papers for verification.
Representatives of the opposition and independent presidential candidate Amama Mbabazi who witnessed the arrival of the first consignment of presidential and parliamentary ballots at Entebbe International Airport yesterday expressed concern that as agents, they could not verify the number of ballots delivered.
However, the NRM deputy Secretary General Richard Todwong tells KFM that they are satisfied with the explanation given by the commission about security concerns. While addressing the media yesterday, the Electoral Commission chairman Eng Badru Kiggundu said the consignment would only be opened on polling day.
Hon Todwong also allays fears that the ruling NRM party could be given undue advantage to access the stored ballots.
Story By Benjamin Jumbe