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.
In his letter to Achola, the Commission Chairperson, Justice Simon Byabakama Mugenyi, said the candidate did not provide the Electoral Commission with any evidence indicating that there was compliance with the law when she adopted the said names during the national identity card enrollment exercise in 2015.
Sarah Netalisire Kayagi, one of the candidates eyeing the Namisindwa Woman MP NRM party ticket, says the postponement of the polls is stressful financially and physically. She notes that this is the second time the primaries are being postponed.
Dr. Tanga Odoi, the NRM party Electoral Commission chairperson, announced the decision this morning. According to Odoi, the party Electoral Commission will start receiving letters of expression of interest for the posts from aspiring candidates from April 26th-29th.
\"If am wanted, we shall have an answer to that at the right time, because there is the question of being offside. I welcomed the Kyankwanzi resolution in the context of party cohesion because there were rumours that there were `wanters\'..and wanters in a bad way. If you want in a bad way, you are forced to tell lies,\" he said.
The Police have deployed heavily to curb any violence that may erupt during polling day this Wednesday. Currently the deployments are heavy in the areas of Kabasanda junction, Kibibi where the Police station is located and some police trucks moving round the five sub counties.