Opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) has revealed the shocking reason why it lost to ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) in the recently concluded Sheema North by-election.
According to Buhweju member of parliament Francis Mwijukye, the party lost because Electoral Commission wanted to please the appointing authority who recently criticised the country EC following the loss in Arua municipality by-election.
“After Museveni saying that the Byabakama electoral commission was a rotten commission after the Arua loss, EC went to Sheema North to make a statement,”Mwijukye said in a statement.
He noted several voters from Sheema municipality who voted about a month ago where transferred to vote by EC to vote again in Sheema North by-election.
“4000 voters who voted in Sheema municipality just about a month ago were transfered by the EC and they voted again in Sheema North. They appear in the Municipality register that was given to us in the municipality elections and in the register that was given to us for Sheema North. I have both registers with me,” Mwijukye added.
FDC lost in the election by a margin of less than 3000 votes in a hotly contested by-election in an election where FDC registered much improvement compared to 2016 general election results.
Sheema is located in Western Uganda and is one of president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni ruling party strongholds.