Reagan Opiro, a voter in Tegwana Parish says he made several failed attempts to vote in the morning because his identity couldn't easily be verified by the machine until he voted manually. He added that some of the voters he was queuing with left after thy became impatient.
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.
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.
Dickson Ainomugusha the presiding officer for Kabawo Police Post said Polling stations such as Kabawo Police Post ground in Nalukolongo, Kitebi Primary School in Mutundwe received ballot papers meant for Ndeeba, Nateete, Buseega, Najjanankumbi I and Najjanankumbi II.
In polling stations visited by Uganda Radio Network Reporters in different parts of the country, polling materials hadn’t yet arrived by 8 am despite the voting exercise that should have started by 7 am. There was also very low or no turn up of voters in some of the polling stations visited at the time.
Moses Opio, the Kwania District Probation Officer blames the rising cases on Gender-Based Violence in the community. The Sub County has registered over 137 cases of Gender-Based Violence within a space of two months, mostly in Amorigoga and Abany parishes.