Nyakahuma reveals that all those who will not have handed over office items to the newly elected leaders by Friday this week will be holding them illegally and will be arrested and prosecuted in the courts of law.
The Electoral Commission notes that elections had to be called off in some electoral areas mainly because unregistered residents disrupted the exercise when they were turned away. Available data from the field indicates that elections were not held in about 633 electoral areas, the statement reads in part.
Jude Mbabaali, lawyer who also doubles as the Masaka District Chairpersons says due to the fact that the right of Public Officers to contest in LC1 and LC2 elections without resigning their offices was removed by Section 1 of the Local Government Amendments Act No.2 2006, which deleted Section 1166 b Mutebi could not be elected.
Some of the leaders URN spoke to said that although they have residences in Kampala where they spend most of their time, they opted for the village registers in their constituencies in order to support the people who voted for them.
A reliable source who preferred anonymity as he is not allowed to speak for the force told URN that the police officer fired bullets only because the voters had overwhelmed the three officers who were present at the polling station
The voters turned rowdy moments after Kabugo declared Christopher Ssempijja as the winner of the race which had attracted three candidates. Ssempijja was contesting against Ronald Mutebi and Mike Kasule.
A number of residents in Moroto made it to the polling stations as early as 6:00 am to wait for the exercise to commence. In some polling stations like Camp Swahili Chini, Singila and Bazaar in Moroto town, voters started lining up as early 9:40 am after being cleared by the election officials.
Paul Bukenya, the deputy spokesperson of the electoral commission says that the issue of missing names on the register was more common in urban areas around Kampala compared to others places in the country.
Voting will be taking place in 109 districts where polls at various levels of leadership were either postponed or cancelled in the recent general election. The will be voting for among others, chairpersons, councilors and women councilors for Sub County, Municipalities and Town Councils.
Police have blocked the ongoing local council elections in Sembabule district. Recently some villages had started conducting polls to elect new LC1 chairpersons. Some of the affected villages are Kiwuula in Sembabule town council and Mijwala in Mijwala sub-county.