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UMA Elections: system slows down polls

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By Hussein Kiganda

The Uganda Musicians Association UMA elections that are ongoing today have been slowed down by several system failures due to too much traffic from voters.

The polls which were supposed to start at 9:00 am started at 10:00 am after the system refused to work as soon as the polls started.

The Electoral Commission EC chairman Geoffrey Jeff Ekongot said that the problem was so minimal and was solved.

“We had not tried it on such a big number. That’s why it was so slow and we got issues. We were supposed to start at 9:00 am but we started an hour late. However, that was solved and people are voting now.” He said.

News had circulated online, saying that the polls had been cancelled. The EC clarified that the polls had not been canceled. He assured that the voting process was to continue till 5:00 PM.

“No! The polls were not canceled. They are still going on. Starting late can not be an excuse for is to cancel them. If there is anything that has happened, we are going to let the media know. It will continue until 5:00 am.” He assured.

There is so much tension between Cindy Sanyu’s camps and that of King Saha, for the presidential seat.

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