According to the Electoral Commission roadmap, Wednesday, January 27 is the polling date for councillors representing Persons with Disabilities, Older Persons, Youths and Workers at District Councils. But there is little competition because many candidates are unopposed, and opposition parties failed to field candidates.
Luwero district NRM offices received 36 million shillings but till now, no single contestant has received any of the money. But Zenar Nasur, the Luwero NRM Vice Chairperson says that they received the money and used it for mobilization for Local Government elections.
Kibirango polled 44,206 (59.20 per cent) of the total votes cast to defeat the main challenger Uthman Kamoga Jjuuko, the NRM candidate who got 17,094 Votes (22.89 per cent) and Vincent Kalumba Ssebayiga (Independent) who polled 6,696 votes (8.97 per cent).
Kibirango says Muyingo was also unreachable and delegated everything to his aides. “Even when people complained to Muyingo about his aides, he couldn't do anything and the aggrieved people resorted to voting Ssekitoleeko who is approachable,” Kibirango said.
Erasto Kibirango the NUP candidate for LC 5 Chairman of Luwero district says that Luwero is known for growing pineapples and President Museveni promised to construct fruit processing plant to add value but this is yet to materialize a decade later.
The 77-year-old obtained 113 votes to beat musician Halima Namakula, who scored a paltry nine votes. Former Minister Captain Francis Edward Babu got three votes, while Israel Mayengo, a former Buganda Kingdom Minister got only one vote, while Claudia Naluyima Kamya another independent candidate got eight votes,
Abubaker Ssematimba, the Chairperson of Kikyusa sub county, says that two assailants riding a motorbike attacked Mwesigye between 9:00 and 10pm on Sunday and shot him in the stomach while he was locking his car after returning home.
David Kizito, an eyewitness said that protests broke up after the security personnel beat up one of the youths who challenged the directive insisting that it was too early for them to retire. Uganda has been under nighttime curfew for the last ten months, partly to control the movement of people at a time of battling COVID-19 infections.
On Tuesday, Ndawula emerged in Luwero town council holding a procession telling his residents that the Court of Appeal registrar in Kampala had stayed an order of execution of bankruptcy application till the main application is heard and disposed of.
Ssebakijje turned up for elections but upon getting a ballot paper from the Presiding Officer, Amina Nakyazze he noticed that his name was missing and the deceased was the one on the ballot. He tasked Nakyazze to explain why his name was missing yet he was duly nominated to replace the deceased candidate.
Abdul Nadduli the Senior Presidential Advisor says that Kisamba has served diligently in all capacities entrusted to him and has never been named in any corruption scandal like many politicians of today.
Reports of land grabbing have been reported mostly in the sub-counties of Kapeeka, Semuto and Kasangombe in Nakaseke districts, Lwabyata, Nakitoma, Nabiswera, Wabinyonyi, Lwampanga and Kakooge in Nakasongola and the areas of Kamira, Makulubita, Zirobwe and Butuntumula in Luwero district.
Last month, Ndawula who is contesting on an Independent ticket was disqualified by Justice Simon Byabakama the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission. This is after the High Court in Kampala declared Ndawula bankrupt in petition no.03/2020 filled by Hiraa Traders (U) Limited.