However, the election which is supposed to have closed at 4: 00 pm today has failed to take off as the youth delegates turned rowdy demanding that each of them is paid 2 million Shillihs before voting for the candidates.
According to Harold Acemah, a retired Ambassador and political analyst in Arua, NRM has made many empty promises that tend to be believed by people. He further says use of money and intimidation by security forces tactics that NRM used in the past election to win voters are being employed once again
Hundreds of women thronged Arua City Mayor’s gardens as early as 7:00am with the hope of receiving the campaign T-shirts and free goodies from the National Resistance Movement-NRM presidential candidate, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and Arua Central Division NRM Parliamentary candidate, Jackson Atima.
According to Saddam, plain-clothed men stormed Hadad’s residency two weeks ago and ordered him to come out but he was stopped by his family and neighbours. He also claimed that some people from the NRM camp approached Hadad and asked him to abandon his candidature in exchange for money in vain. The NUP camp has given security 48 hours to produce least they take to the streets.
Leading a team of UPDF, Prison and Police officers and ‘Wanainchi’ in a clean-up exercise of Arua City on Monday morning to launch the commemoration of this year’s Tarehe Sita celebrations, Col. Kayanja said as long as the people remain peaceful during the Thursday general elections, UPDF will maintain the good partnership with the Citizens.
The materials that were delivered on Friday have been stored at the district stores after 31 boxes with broken seals were replaced. Arua City received 289 Ballot Boxes while Arua district has 111 Ballot boxes.
According to sources close to the church and vendors, the posters were pasted on the church premises by unknown persons who were driving a Toyota Hiace vehicle in the wee hours on Wednesday morning under the watchful eye of some plain clothed armed personnel.
Under the dialogue, communities converge at the Sub County headquarters and raise issues of development and service delivery that were planned for in the last financial year and the leaders respond to them.
Meanwhile Harriet Asinduru Executive Director of Young Women Connect a local Community Based Organization in Arua said individual CBOs are now realigning their activities as plan ‘B’ to incorporate the activities of UWONET in their programmes.
While addressing supporters at Arua Primary School playgrounds on Wednesday evening, Mao, who is on his Presidential campaign said Uganda is still nursing wounds from the gun rule and needs healing through the ballot.
Despite dominating the first half, the home side failed to score until the 46 minutes with Living Kabon converted a pass into a goal. A minute later, Asan Waswa found the net for the visiting, which equalized the game.
Mahmoud Ijosiga Bakole, the coordinator Arua Chamber of Commerce and a produce dealer welcomed the operation, saying many business people are still ignorant of the need to verify their weighing scales.
Speaking to URN in Lugbara on Monday, Pirio said the visibly drunken youths emerged from another campaign venue and passed where they were campaigning from. She says the youths started insulting them and ordered them to vacate their village.