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Sam Rwakoojo and EC Chairperson Byabakama

Yesterday media was awash of news about the sacking of seven top Electoral commission officials on orders of President Yoweri Museveni. Among those sacked was the commission’s long serving general secretary Samuel Rwakojo together with six others.

The other high ranking officials who didn’t survive the axe were EC spokesperson Jotham Taremwa, Network administrators; Jordan Lubega and Muzusa Charles, head procurement Godfrey Wanyoto, Edgar Kasigwa from the Data department and IT director Namugera Pontius.

According to close sources in the electoral commission, the troubled bosses are accused of inflating the EC 2021 elections budget where they could save some ka money for themselves after the highly contested elections.

They are also accused of turning down president Museveni’s suggestions of tendering the Uganda Printing and Publishing company together with Veridos a German company to print ballot papers and other electoral materials for the 2021 general elections.

Furious about the matter, Museveni opened up investigations until he ordered the officials be sacked. It’s also allegedly reported that Col Judith Nakalema’s Anti-corruption commission is set to arrest the officials and place them for trials over the same matter which has brewed tension at the Jinja road based commission.

Additional reporting by PML Daily