Security Beefed Up as Tallying Starts in Kawempe

At Makerere Yellow primary school, over 30 police personnel, as many as 10 Uganda Police and other security persons have been deployed to ensure smooth conduct of tallying process of election results in the Kawempe NRM elective district.
Security has been beefed up at Makerere Yellow primary school, the tally centre for Kawempe Division.

More than 30 policemen have been deployed to ensure smooth tallying of the NRM party primaries results. Votes are expected from a total number of 28 candidates who contested for different elective posts in the local council NRM primaries.

The tallying process started at 2 pm, and voting was concluded at most polling stations by 4:30 pm. Results are expected from 120 polling stations in the division.

According to Jane Kabawesa by 4:30 pm, only 57 polling stations had delivered declaration forms to the tally centre. She says in some polling stations the agents are still transporting the forms to the tally centre.

However, the delay to deliver the forms has raised suspicion among the youths who voted for different candidates in the NRM primaries.

Hundreds of youths are still gathered at the tally centre, to guard against any alteration of poll results.

Some voters are already claiming to have won the election and are jubilations without respecting the COVID- 19 guidelines.

Juliet Mugisha, one of the candidates for the Makerere University NRM primaries local council five councillor and her supporters are at the tally centre.