According to the Electoral Commission Schedule, aspirants from Kyebando Central were due for nomination today, Wednesday. However, the commission had a backlog from Tuesday, which had to be cleared, before starting on a new group.
According to Odoi, Rukutana polled 25310 votes (46.27 %) beating his closest rival, Naome Kabasharira who garnered 25290 votes (46.23%). Bob Nahabwe came third with 2270 votes followed by Nicholas Niwahereza with 1229 votes, Norman Beigana Kashereka 350 votes and Elia Bwagara Mwesigwa 256 votes.
Voter education usually takes place before the start of the election cycle, to purposely assist the election administration in its task of delivering a free, fair, efficient and cost-effective election. It encompasses the basic voter information that every voter must have in order to arrive prepared at the voting station and vote on the dedicated polling days.
Mayanja’s request comes a day after NUP’s preferred candidate, Latif Ssebagala Ssengendo declared his decision to step down from the lord mayor’s race citing conflicting interests in the party and for the good of the wider opposition forces.
The vetting process which started last week, on Tuesday had to close on Sunday with the declaration of winners. However, participants in the municipality have since been waiting for results until today when they were told that the process was marred by irregularities which affected the outcome.
Kamya added that the investors shall only be permitted to mortgage the land for the period not exceeding their lease agreement. They are also restricted from changing its land use without consent from the government and should possess a valid lease agreement and certificate on the land.
On Tuesday, 20 aspirants who were undergoing a verification were stopped when it clocked 5:30 pm. Electoral Commission officials said that other candidates could challenge the process of nominations on condition that it was conducted beyond the required time.
His troubles stemmed from complaints presented by NUP members who accused him of soliciting bribes before being declared party flag bearers. The complainants, who are mainly aspiring councillors, allege that the bribes which range from 500,000-1,000,000 Shillings undermine the core values of democracy.
There are only five electoral officers at the nomination centre verifying the aspirants’ documents. Kevin Amono, a verification officer at the nomination centre disclosed that from Monday, when the exercise began to close of business on Tuesday, they had successfully verified and nominated seven candidates.