Migadde who lost the race to Patrick Nkalubo of the National Resistance Movement-NRM, says that his name was wrongly spelt on the ballot papers, presenting him as Josephat instead of Joseph. He says that because of this error, many people that would have voted for him were confused.
Grace Kashendwa, a resident of Kasongi village who was an ardent supporter of Sodo has blamed him for taking what he describes as unreasoned decision to withdraw from a race, yet he had higher stakes of winning it.
Sodo told Uganda Radio Network in an interview that his decision to withdraw from the race was reached after a series of meetings with President Museveni who asked him to step down for his opponent for purposes of building cohesion both within the party and their family.
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.
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.
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.
Sembabule Resident District Commissioner Nickson Niwagaba says that they had deployed at least 200 police officers in each of the nine sub-counties to prevent eventualities similar to the ones that led to the cancellation of the polls on September 4, when violence erupted in many parts of the district.
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.
Fredrick Tumwine, an intending male youth Councillor for Mujwala Sub County says that besides incurring costs to obtain signatures of seconders, they also challenged by the expenses associated with securing statutory declarations from the courts of law.
Barbra Busingye, the EC district Registrar for Sembabule says that many aspirants submitted incorrect particulars of their seconders especially when it comes to capturing their Voter Identification Numbers or National Identification Numbers-NIN, which are mandatory requirements for a candidate’s nomination.
The NRM had planned to repeat primaries in four out of the nine villages in Sembabule Town Council and in two polling stations in Rugushuulu Sub-county after the process was reportedly interrupted by the chaos that delayed the declaration of final results in the initial process, a week ago.
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.