The heavy deployment started on Wednesday morning on most streets including Main Street, Fort portal road and government road among others as the candidates vying for the Hoima Woman MP seat were being nominated.
Kikuube district, which was curved out of Hoima, became operational on July 1, 2018. The district comprises the sub counties of Buhimba, Bugambe, Kyangwali, Kabwoya and Kizirafumbi and it is hosts Banyoro, Alur, Bakiga, Lugbara and Acholi tribesmen.
The primaries for Kikuube LC5 seat and the Hoima Woman MP seat have been postponed three times by the NRM party electoral commission. They were meant to be held on August 8, but postponed to 14th and then 28th August.
The Deputy NRM Electoral Commission Chairperson, Dr. John Arimpa Kigyagi, told URN about Shillings 920million is needed to conclude the entire process. He says that money is needed to print ballot papers, purchase ballot boxes, and cater for transport and the human resource.
James Ebitu, the Director of Social Protection in the Gender Ministry, argues that the elders councils stretch from grass root to national level and as candidates progress to other levels, they live gaps that need to be filled but Electoral Commission doesnt have resources to conduct elections immediately.
An independent candidate in Njeru municipal mayoral race Aziz Junju has torn registers at kasanja zone polling station after finding out that they do not bare photos onto the names the way it is supposed to be.
Roland Tusiime Kamujanduzi, Byamukamas polling agent, says Kawaida was armed with a machete and stones during the attack and was in the company of two of his supporters only identified as Pajero and Ahmed.
On Wednesday morning, chaos continued in some villages. At wire cell, Soroti Municipality, the voters refused to line up behind their candidates demanding that the election officials first tally the voters register using their national identity cards.
The team headed by Eduard Kukan, a Member of the European Parliament MEP from Slovakia is in the country from today to Thursday March 8. Kukan was the Chief Observer of the EU Election Observation Mission EOM to the 2016 general elections in Uganda.
Alex Baryamujura, a voter from Kahunga in Ntungamo Sub County, says Orishaba didnt campaign in their area. Feddy Tugumizemu, another voter says she once heard that Orishaba was a candidate but neither saw her or her agents.
At Ruhanga boys primary school in Ntungamo Sub County, the voting materials arrived at 6:00am. However, both the polling officials and constables were not on site to receive the materials. A similar story was replicated in Nyakyera Sub County.