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Uganda poll delays 'inexcusable': Election observer

AFP
Published Feb 18, 2016, 9:12 pm IST
Updated Feb 18, 2016, 9:12 pm IST
Delays in delivering ballot papers in Uganda national elections would not ‘inspire trust’ in the polling, said observer.
A policeman patrols as voters wait patiently at a polling station where an hour and a half after voting was due to start, ballot boxes and papers had not yet arrived, in Kampala, Uganda. (Photo: AP)
 A policeman patrols as voters wait patiently at a polling station where an hour and a half after voting was due to start, ballot boxes and papers had not yet arrived, in Kampala, Uganda. (Photo: AP)

Kampala: Election observers warned on Thursday that the hours-long delays in delivering ballot papers in Uganda national elections would not "inspire trust" in the polling.

"A delay of an hour or two is excusable. Delays of three, four, five and even six hours, especially in Kampala, are absolutely inexcusable and will not inspire trust and confidence in the system and the process," a former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo said, the head of the Commonwealth Observer Group in Uganda.

 

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