He set off from his office in Kyebando with over five cars led by a truck, snaking through the areas of Kisaasi to Ntinda. However, security intercepted the motorcade, about 50 meters towards the Electoral Commission offices. Only five of his supporters were allowed through the roadblock, to the nomination centre.
FDC’s Kampala Woman MP candidate Dr Stella Nyanzi arrived with five supporters who shouted on top of their voices, while NUP spokesperson Joel Ssenyonyi, arrived with his newlywed wife in accompany of musician Nubian Li, attracting attention across the board.
Among those nominated today is Maryline kabugho from whom the NRM Electoral Commission snatched the party flag at the last minute and handed it to her political nemesis Sarah Ithungu. Kabugho has opted to contest as an independent candidate.
Police, commanded by the Wakiso Police Station Officer in Charge, Joseph Kamukama, tried to arrest Wakayima, but an army of supporters shielded him, vowing that he would only be arrested 'over their dead bodies.'
The Kampala woman's parliamentary seat has seven candidates, and so is Nakawa East, and Makindye East, Lubaga North has four candidates, Kawempe North and Makindye West have six candidates each, while Kampala Central has five candidates.
Petroleum Authority Executive Director, Earnest Rubondo said the first five years have been characterized by building the institution while on the same time regulating the country’s oil and gas assets.
Those arrested include the Forum for Democratic Change’s Isaac Nabende, who is vying for the Industrial City Division seat in Mbale City and National Resistance Movenment-NRM party candidate John Faith Magolo contesting for the Bungokho North County seat.
The day coincided with the reopening of schools, after more than six months of no activity. And as a condition for their reopening, schools are required to increase handwashing facilities to keep coronavirus disease at bay, as experts say that hand hygiene interrupts the transmission of the virus that spreads the COVID-19.
Nsereko, an independent candidate will contest against the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party’s Cedric Babu, Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party’s Harold Kaija, National Unity Platform’s (NUP) Fred Nyanzi, who were all nominated on Thursday.
Buwembo is not new in legal battles. On top of being arrested severally and prosecuted over a number of protests, he has been in courts seeking to throw the incumbent Rubaga South MP Kato Lubwama out of Parliament for alleged lack of mandatory academic qualifications.
Jacob Amooti, the Acting Resident District Commissioner also chairperson district covid-19 taskforce revealed on Thursday that the decision is in line with the presidential directives on curbing the spread of covid-19.
“The tribunal found out that by failure to disclose the particular policy or policies and relevant provisions or sections that were breached the appellant was denied an opportunity to adequately prepare his defence thus violating the appellants right to fair hearing, which is a principle of natural justice, “the ruling reads in part.
As one of the guidelines for reopening, the schools were told to either operate day or boarding but not both. Most schools decided to operate as a boarding section will help to minimize the risks and also ensure high academic concentration.
Jakana turned up at the Nakaseke district Electoral Commission offices around 11 am on Thursday for nomination in the company of among others his father, Al-Haji Abdul Nadduli, the former Minister without Portfolio.
The two Shaka Vitalis an Inspector and Norman Mwamula a Serveiilance Officer all employed at UNBS Mbarara Regional Office were on Thursday arraigned before the Anti Corruption Court on two charges of corruption.