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Former NBS Television presenter spills vote counting secrets

Former NBS Television presenter Paul Kimbugwe has revealed how NBS Television works with government to “cook up” election results.

Paul Kimbugwe who was working with NBS Television in 2016 revealed that he was able to witness first hand, how the public was misinformed during the presidential elections in which Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) candidate, Dr. Kizza Besigye allegedly won the election.

Paul says that towards the 2016 elections, a company availed NBS Television with software to enable them track and count votes across the country during the elections.

This was after the television station which had come out on top as regards live broadcasts in the country decided to create their own tally center to rellay election results in real time.

According to Paul, NBS Television had reporters across all the district tally centers of the country which only about a hundred (100) then and thus easily got results from across the country.

The former NBS Television employee says that midway the broadcast, they were ambushed by the Military who cut off the live feed to the public and put the Television off air for a few hours.

The Television was only put back on, on condition that they rellay results from the central tally center which was at Namboole Stadium then.

The results took a drastic turn and changed the would be winner from Dr. Kizza Besigye who was in a comfortable lead to Musevenio who had been lagging behind according to the initial results.

Paul Kimbugwe said that all NBS television staff can bare witness to these allegations though that could put their jobs in jeopardy at NBS.

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