Noeline Nabikindu, the NUP party mobilization coordinator in Sembabule town council argues that their political space is being narrowed by security personnel that are continuously disrupting their mobilization activities.
However, some of the voters that have listened to the candidates so far in Bukomansimbi and Sembabule are not pleased with the way the presidential hopefuls resonate with the challenges in their respective areas.
Mayambala who was driving a Toyota Spacio only held open-campaign meetings in Kiriri, Kanoni and Kabulasoke trading centres in Gomba district, and had two stopovers in the trading centres of Mpigi district, where he addressed the electorate using a megaphone.
“The purpose of this letter is to request for your assistance and intervention in this matter as to why the Secretary-General has failed to comply with the Electoral Laws and seek your further guidance in this matter,” the petition reads in part.
In a letter to the Electoral Commission, Rubongoya noted that the party’s Management Committee has rejected Babikola’s decision. According to Rubongoya, the management committee was not convinced by the reasons given by their candidate.
This was after the party authorities failing to break the stalemate on the official flagbearer pitting President Museveni's Godfrey Aine Kaguta and Foreign Minister Kutesa's daughter Shartsi Nayebare Musherure Kuteesa
Despite her being nominated with a Radio as her campaign symbol, Kabatsi is still haggling for the support of the NRM members in the area, pleading to them to swap her for the official flag bearer for the seat.
Madrine Tushabe, the NRM candidate for Rugusuulu sub-county female youth councilor’s slot in Sembabule district, argues that it is unreasonable for the party leadership to include the outgoing leaders to participate in the election of incoming leaders.
The affected villages include; Kannunga, Rushese and Kizaano polling station in Rugusulu Sub county, in Mawogola North Constituency where supporters turned rowdy as they engaged in bitter alterations that resulted into fighting.
George William Katokoozi, the NRM elections registrar for Sembabule declared Kaguta aka Sodo the winner with a total of 17, 343 votes beating Shartsi Musherure Kuteesa who polled 16,104 votes and Salim Kisekka who emerged last with 4,274 votes
According to the party guidelines issued on Tuesday, the voters were supposed to start by participating in the election of the constituency MPs after which they would proceed to vote for the women MP Aspirants. But many of the voters left the polling stations after the first process.
The declaration of winners in Rugusuulu was delayed following a dispute on the validity of results from two villages. This has now generated a sharp controversy among the contestants as the deadline for nomination of local government candidates’ by the National Electoral Commission draws closer.
Nickson Niwagaba, the Sembabule Resident District Commissioner confirms that he has been directed by State House to pass on the summons to leaders for a meeting scheduled for Thursday. Those summoned for the meeting include Shartsi Musherure Kuteesa and Godfrey Aine Kaguta a.k.a Sodo, who are both contesting for Mawogola North constituency.
The victim, currently admitted at BEACOF medical centre in Sembabule Town council, says his aggressors accused him of supporting President Museveni’s younger brother Godfrey Aine Kaguta; one of the candidates in Mawogola North Constituency parliamentary race.
George William Katokoozi, the Sembabule district NRM Registrar has announced the suspension of the polls this morning on instructions allegedly from the party chairperson and President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni