Nakisekka, the incumbent Masaka district Vice-Chairperson who however unsuccessfully for Masaka City female councilor representing Nyendo-Mukungwe Division, argues that the tendency of assigning staff permanent stations of work throughout the election process abets malpractice.
Ssempijja through his lawyers led by Geoffrey Kandebe told the court that the same thing happened at about 25 polling stations, which gave a chance to Katabazi’s polling agents and officials to mismatch the votes and hence robbed him of his victory.
Let by a sound-truck which had earlier moved around mobilizing for him, Muntu entered Masaka town from Total-Highway Fuel Station in Nyendo, on Mbarara-Masaka bypass road and stood out of the roof of his vehicle to wave to onlookers, many of which however seemed less bothered about him.
Processions remain banned across the country as the country struggles to contain COVID-19 which is now spreading sporadically in communities. But at the same time, Uganda is going through an election season, which attracts crowds from various political camps, which are sometimes hard to contain.
According to him, he has just given a break to the presidential contest, to rally behind other opposition change seeking forces to depose President Museveni from the top office which he will also seek in the future.
Luswata says that while his rivals were making last-minute preparations for the elections, he was arrested by police only to be released after the polling had begun on Friday, which denied him a chance to organize and deploy polling agents.
On Wednesday, President Yoweri Museveni, in his capacity as the NRM National Chairperson issued guidelines in which he instructed that all party members including those that are not in the register be allowed to participate in today’s primary elections.
Dick Lukyamuzi, the Greater Masaka Region representative to the DP National Executive Committee-NEC blames the chaos on the recent defectors whom he accuses of continuously badmouthing their mother party and leaders despite parting ways.
The leaders of the newly created political platform had convened a meeting with their members on Saturday, to officially begin the distribution of party cards as well as unveil the roadmap for their nomination exercise.
Out of the nine districts, FDC has only managed to front two aspirants in Kyotera and Rakai Districts for LCV, five aspirants for parliamentary seats and eighteen councillors for local government positions.
However, the Secretary for Masaka Disability Council John Bosco Lukwago argues that the process is marred by inconsistencies that do not provide a fair platform or even allow for equal participation of all persons with disabilities.
Addressing a press conference at Tropic Inn Hotel in Masaka town on Friday, Mugerwa noted that he has decided to rally behind the Kyadondo East MP and National Unity Platform-NUP leader Robert Kyagulanyi.
Joseph Ddungu, the DP organizing Secretary for Masaka district indicates they have thought through the decision and agreed that in the union, there is a common good of achieving the much desired political change in the country. He adds that although they are not formally divorcing their loyalty from the mother party-DP, its ambitions have lately become unclear.
Samuel Lubega Mukaaku, the People Power’s Deputy Head of Election Management Committee and other officials had called a press conference to announce a two-week extension for the nomination of candidates that wish to identify themselves with the pressure group in the forthcoming general elections.