Key among the celebrants at St. Paul’s Cathedral, Namirembe included the Nnabagereka of Buganda, Sylvia Nagginda, the Speaker of the Buganda Lukiiko, Patrick Luwagga Mugumbule and Rubaga Division Mayor, Joyce Nabbosa Ssebuggwawo.
The leaders including the Church of Uganda –COU Archbishop Dr. Stephen Kaziimba Mugalu, Archbishop of Kampala Archdiocese Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga and the Bishop of Namirembe Diocese Wilberforce Kityo Luwalira and others observed the Good Friday ritual at St. Paul’s Cathedral Namirembe.
In Kampala, the rain started as early as 5: 00 am and went on for several hours. It was a nightmare for candidates in the day section with many arriving awfully wet and shivering from coldness. Even after arriving at school, the candidates remained in the cold as they were seen on verandahs as they could not be allowed to access the classes before being checked.
Although voting was meant to start at 7:00 am, voting started late at most polling stations because of delayed delivery of voting materials and the rains. In some places, like Bukoto, Ntinda and parts of Naguru voting had not yet started when the rains began.
In Kampala, the electorate were voting for the Lord Mayor, Directly Elected Councilors and Women Councilors for Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA). Candidates for the Lord Mayoral seat include incumbent Erias Lukwago, Nabilah Naggayi Ssempala, Joseph Mayanja, Daniel Kazibwe and Charles James Ssenkubuge, among others.
Museveni was contesting with 10 other candidates in the race for the country's top office. According to declared results by EC Chairperson Justice Simon Byabakama, Museveni won the with 5,851,037 votes (58.64 per cent).
Hundreds of Christians poured into Churches across the country to participate in prayers under strict observance of the socially-distance to avoid the spread of COVID-19. At different prayer places, clerics focused their sermons on the 2021 general election and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Uganda Radio Network has taken a tour around the city, covering shops, arcades and malls both in the Central Business District and in the suburbs many of which remained closed, and now brings you the pictures.
Those nominated include Gen Yoweri Museveni Kaguta, Gen Gregg Mugisha Muntu and Gen Henry Tumukunde. On the same day, the Commission ejected two aspirants, Nancy Kalembe Linda and John Katumba who appeared for nomination without paying the required 20 million Shillings.
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.
Declaration of results was further delayed when a candidate Juliet Mugisha protested some results and she and her opponent were asked to bring declaration forms to compare notes. Mugisha who was leading still emerged victoriously.