Although voting at the place had started well and moved on calmly, it suddenly became chaotic when police were tipped about a group of women moving with candidate's posters and distributing money to voters.
At the three polling stations at Kampala Hill Academy in Kyebando, four in Kazo Angola, Six at Homisdallen and to the four at St. Paul's Primary School in Kyebando Central, there were no more than five people in the line at any time. At some point, there was no one at all, save for the polling officials and agents.
The Buikwe South Member of Parliament elect Dr Michael Bayiga Lulume has been arrested together with seven polling agents for the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC LC5 candidate Jimmy Kananbi ahead of the tallying exercise.
"We saw the polling assistant entering the hall with ballot papers that he had plucked out of the ballot book. We followed him up only to find him meeting with the agents of NRM candidates. We couldn't wait for their next action and that's how the chaos began," noted one of Nyanjura agents.
The agent, only identified as Deus, was representing Samuel Kaggwa Ssekamwa, an independent candidate in the Rakai Local Council chairperson's race. Ssekamwa is contesting for the same seat with Godfrey Bajjungu (NRM), Eliab Kigundu Sango (NUP), Elisa Nicholas Ssekitende (FDC), and independents Ali Balekye, Kasiiba John, and Robert Nyondo.
In Sembabule Town Council, Joseph Ssenyondo an independent candidate for the directly elected LC V Councillor's position was attached to the National Resistance Movement-NRM bus symbol while Umar Maseruka, the National Unity Platform-NUP candidate was allocated a table instead of an umbrella.
His remarks come as the former presidential candidate completes the first week of restrictions imposed against his movement by security agencies that have also blocked access to his home in Magere, Wakiso District. Kyagulanyi is held with his wife Barbra Itungo, who reportedly has an 18-months-old baby in her custody.
Northern City Division is comprised of two electoral areas which include Northern Division East and Northern Division West. But, reports indicate that the ballot papers that were meant for councillors in the Northern Division East, were instead sent to Northern Division West and Vice versa.
A group of army and police officers have cordoned off Freedom Drive, the road that connects to his home barring anyone from accessing or leaving the premises. Kyagulanyi has been held at his home in Magere since the Thursday's presidential elections on which he emerged runner up, behind the eventual winner Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.
At many polling stations in Lira, the voting activity has not yet started because there are no voters. The polling assistants and agents are seated hoping that any time, voters will walk in and exercise their right.
Preliminary information shows that the deceased was riding a motorcycle together with three around 1am this morning when they were attacked. It is alleged that the four were distributing appointment letters to Mweru’s polling agents when they ambushed at Nasasa-Mungoma road junction.