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Rigged: NUP releases polls report citing bribery, intimidation and violence

The National Unity Platform (NUP) has released a report titled RIGGED detailing the bribery, intimidation, violence, ballot stuffing and fraud during the 2021 general elections.

The Electoral Commission has however said they have not received the report officially and can’t comment since part of the content is still evidence before courts of law.

The 222-page report released today gives details of the election period 2020/2021 and the happenings of 14th January 2021 – the day Presidential and Parliamentary elections were conducted. Joel Ssenyonyi the National Unity Platform Spokesperson said the party could not compile the report from Kampala due to constant security raids at their offices, sending the details to friends of NUP abroad to do the work.

It is also reported that the party and well-wishers used the Uvote App to collect all the evidence. The report also reveals that even though the party withdrew the election petition against Yoweri Museveni’s victory, this does not stop them from keeping this evidence.

However, the electoral commission says they only see the report online with no official copy. When stakeholders compile such reports after elections they normally share them with the commission.

Paul Bukenya the Commission spokesperson told this website they cannot comment on the reports since some of its content is being used in the various electoral petitions before court.

The 2021 general elections were marred with violence as security tried to enforce covid-19 guidelines

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