Uganda’s Electoral Commission extends voting time

People cast their vote in presidential and parliamentary polls at the Nasuti polling station in Mukono District, some 23 kilometres east of the capital Kampala, on February 18, 2016. PHOTO | AFP | ISAAC KASAMANI

What you need to know:

  • UCC’s director of corporate affairs Fred Otunnu said “we have switched off but only temporarily because as you know this is a very sensitive period”.
  • Sources also intimated that Museveni himself, the incumbent seeking a fifth elective term in office after 30 years in power, had also raised an alarm.
  • Mobile phone users subscribing to MTN and Airtel, networks that command a large following, were the most affected.



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