Political Party leaders in Luwero district have intensified
the recruitment exercise for Polling station agents ahead of general
elections next week.
On Wednesday night, the Electoral Commission delivered election
materials for 471 polling stations located in Luwero district. The Electoral
Commission has also completed the training for Presiding Officers, Polling
Assistants and Supervisors who will be conducting elections in the district.
As the polls draw near, Political party leaders in Luwero
say they are in the final stages of recruiting, training, and deployment of polling
agents ahead of elections.
David Kamugisha the Luwero District Registrar for National Resistance
Movement says that they have recruited enough agents to oversee votes for Presidential and
Kamugisha says that they intend to deploy six agents per
polling station who will include agents for the constituency, District Woman MP and
He adds that others will be observers and supervisors of the
exercise to ensure that their rivals don’t engage in any activity to rig
elections or threaten their voters.
Kamugisha says that all those who have been identified will
be trained on what to do soon and cautioned those who joined the exercise for
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Cue out;….our votes”//
// Cue in: “Polling agents….
Brenda Nabukenya the regional coordinator for National Unity
Platform say unlike before many people have volunteered to serve as polling
Nabukenya said although they have identified enough
potential agents, the final deployments arrangements will be communicated towards the election in fear that these can be sabotaged.
Nabukenya adds that they have planned to deploy nine agents
per polling stations who include supervisors and observers among others.
Nabukenya also revealed that the Party has secured enough
manpower to deploy supervisors and agents even in areas which include Nakaseke
North constituency and Budyebo county in Nakasongola district which have been
hostile to local agents.
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// Cue in: “Emisomo…
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However, parties that include Forum For Democratic Change, Alliance For National Transformation, and Democratic Party are still struggling to identify agents after some of the key district leaders crossed to NUP whereas others lack resources for the exercise.
Joseph Kigongo ANT Secretary for Information says they are
struggling to recruit and deploy agents over a lack of resources to do the job.
Kigongo adds that they are waiting for communication from ANT headquarters before they embark on the exercise.
The majority of DP Leaders in Luwero defected to NUP and the few who stayed behind are interested to act as agents for NUP candidates.
Meanwhile, Police in Luwero has completed training of Special
Police Constables and deployed them at Police stations ahead of