On Wednesday, Bushenyi NRM registrar, Archangel Barekye, says the voting was suspended because the youth who petitioned the party's electoral commission were demanding for the findings from the tribunal which were not yet ready.
In the weeks leading to today's nomination exercise, Mayanja was involved in a number of controversies in pursuit of the NUP flag, which he eventually failed to get and chose to contest as an independent candidate.
Lukwago arrived at at the nomination centre at 1 p.m, amidst tight security. But the situation turned rowdy after police blocked the road with metallic barricades to stop the huge numbers of people he had come with. Many had been at the nomination centre earlier, to wait for his arrival.
But Kabasharira accused Dr Odoi of lying that he visited the four contested villages, yet he was taken on a guided visit by Rukutana’s people. Her main point of contention is in four villages where she says results were either doctored or no elections were held at all. The four villages include; Nyakahita, Ruyonza, Rwakabira and Rugongi. “God of the heavens should help us because the chairman is not telling the truth,” said Kabasharira.
According to the party guidelines issued on Tuesday, the voters were supposed to start by participating in the election of the constituency MPs after which they would proceed to vote for the women MP Aspirants. But many of the voters left the polling stations after the first process.
The 46 CSO’s include National NGO Forum, Africa Freedom of Information Centre, Inter Religious Council of Uganda (IRCU), Coalition Centre for Electoral Democracy (CCEDU), Centre for Basic Research, Action for Development (ACFODE) and Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE).
A police patrol vehicle, filled with police officers is packed in front of the entrance blocking access of non-authorised personnel. Entrance is, at the moment limited to aspirants and journalists, who are first scrutinised, while all the rest are advised to keep a safe distance, away from the nomination centre.
Sembabule Resident District Commissioner Nickson Niwagaba says that they had deployed at least 200 police officers in each of the nine sub-counties to prevent eventualities similar to the ones that led to the cancellation of the polls on September 4, when violence erupted in many parts of the district.
As at 25th September 2020, 82 aspirants had collected nomination and supporter forms to be filled in. They including nine females, namely: Faith Amaro, Maureen Kyalya, Pamela Amolo, Juliana Grace Kabarungi, Linda Nancy Kalembe, Janet Kataha Komugisha, Brenda Katushemererwe, Elizabeth Katwe Lugudde and Phiona Mirembe
The declaration of winners in Rugusuulu was delayed following a dispute on the validity of results from two villages. This has now generated a sharp controversy among the contestants as the deadline for nomination of local government candidates’ by the National Electoral Commission draws closer.
Sebaggala died on Saturday morning at International Hospital Kampala, according to family sources. He was 72 years old.
At IHK he was diagnosed with intussusception; a condition in which one segment of intestine inverts within another, causing an intestinal obstruction.
URN was at the vigil and brings you the pictures.