Grace Kashendwa, a resident of Kasongi village who was an ardent supporter of Sodo has blamed him for taking what he describes as unreasoned decision to withdraw from a race, yet he had higher stakes of winning it.
In a training for some polling agents for Wakiso district, the chief facilitator Godfrey Mpagi said that the ways through which the voting exercise is rigged include ballot stuffing, and giving out ballot papers to voters not registered at a particular polling station.
The armed personnel comprising of soldiers of the Uganda People's Defense Force (UPDF), Uganda Police Force and Special Police Constables (SPCs) numbering more than 15 in each group have been patrolling the major streets of Gulu City
Earlier today, the mission announced the cancellation on grounds that the vast majority of its requests for observing the election were not approved, by the Electoral Commission, leaving them with a skeletal team which cannot meaningfully undertake the task.
Archbishop Kazimba says social media is used by many people for different reasons and its being disabled leaves many people stranded.His remarks come following government’s decision to switch off social media yesterday afternoon. While addressing the country ahead of tomorrow’s polls, President Yoweri Museveni said the internet was switched off in retaliation to Facebook’s decision to close accounts of some National Resistance Movement-NRM supporters
Ismail Mulindwa says that they were told that they are going to take the electoral materials to different polling stations and be given half pay and when they come back they get the last payment which he says that they cannot do.
Upon arrival at the polling station, voters are expected to join a queue and access a handwashing sanitizing zone. From here, they will go to the Biometric Voter Verification Kit (BVVK) table for verification. This process involves confirming if the person is of voting age and that their names appear on the voter's register.
165 polling stations, mainly in Kampala and Wakiso, have more than 1200 registered voters which are above the ceiling of voters supposed to be at a particular polling station in urban areas (and 900 in rural areas) according to Electoral Commission (EC) data.
Sodo told Uganda Radio Network in an interview that his decision to withdraw from the race was reached after a series of meetings with President Museveni who asked him to step down for his opponent for purposes of building cohesion both within the party and their family.