However, the electoral commission spokesperson Paul Bukenya responding to Amuriat’s threats told URN that once candidates get nominated, they will be bound by electoral laws and once they violate them, the enforcers of those laws have to handle them accordingly.
The FDC Deputy Spokesperson, John Kikonyogo, says they have been receiving queries from the public on the claims that Besigye contracted Covid19, which explains why he skipped the burial of his old political comrade and former Kampala Mayor, Al-Haj Nasser Ntege Sebaggala on Sunday.
Ragga Dee, the National Resistance movement –NRM party candidate is competing for the seat, for the second time, having lost to Erias Lukwago in 2016. He is the second musician to be nominated in the same race, after Joseph Mayanja, also known as Jose Chameleone, who was nominated on Wednesday.
Lukwago arrived at at the nomination centre at 1 p.m, amidst tight security. But the situation turned rowdy after police blocked the road with metallic barricades to stop the huge numbers of people he had come with. Many had been at the nomination centre earlier, to wait for his arrival.
There was no regard for COVID-19 guidelines, of social distancing, washing hand and wearing face masks as supporters of the different candidates converged either in the jubilation of protest of the outcome.
The station witnessed a heated argument between supporters of Juliet Wanyana and Aisha Namutebi who are contesting for the NRM flag for the position of Woman Councilor in Nakulabye parish, Lubaga division.
While the presiding officer was discussing with the police officers who had just been called to restore order, the area chairman, a one Bukenya Remegio stormed the meeting dismissing the outcome of the polls. He insisted that the zone did not have more than 600 voters as indicated on the declaration forms.
By 11 am, most of the polling stations visited by URN such as Luvuuma, St Paul, Katwe two, Katabira zones and others had only the presiding officers and candidates agents, while at other polling stations there were no candidates’ agents.