The suspension of campaign meetings came as shock to both parliamentary and presidential candidates alike. It has also impacted on some candidates seeking election, with some saying that it may cost them their victory.
Speaking to Journalists in Kampala, Jamson Karemani, the Spokesperson of Judiciary, said when it comes to election petitions, all judges from all divisions like criminal and civil will be called upon to come and beef-up the manpower for handling these petitions.
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.
“Their plan was to attack and use a spear to assassinate me right in front of my voters. I was tipped off by an old woman who told me that my political rivals had ganged up and are planning to kill me.”
The posters are printed in the NRM yellow colour and bear the party symbol of a bus and logo. The poster carries a message saying “If not Peter Ssematimba then Kabuusu Moses.” According to Kabuusu, the posters are being circulated by his rivals with intentions of diverting his support.
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.
Kenneth Ayebare, the Chairman of Uganda Cargo Consolidators Association, a group of logistics companies that transport for smaller or group importers, says business has recently gone down. They suspect some importers are holding onto their money until they are sure of the business environment.
Naziruh Ddamulira, a resident in Mabindo Sub County, says the practice is widespread in Mawogola North constituency where there is a tight race is between President Museveni’s younger brother Godfrey Aine Kaguta and Shartsi Musherure, the daughter to Foreign Affairs Minister Sam Kahamba Kuteesa.
Paul Omer, the Interim Soroti City Mayor and head of Amuriat’s campaign in Teso and Karamoja says that their candidate has very higher chances in the region. He explains that Amuriat has proposed better strategies to improve education and agricultural sectors in the country.