During a meeting with candidates and their agents on Wednesday, the EC Chairperson Justice Simon Byabakama, said that to avoid violence only two agents of the candidates will be allowed at each polling station and two will access the tally center.
Supporters of the National Unity Platform-NUP in Kayunga
District have protested a decision by the Electoral Commission to allow only
two polling agents at the polling stations and tally center.
During a meeting with candidates and their agents on Wednesday, the EC
Chairperson Justice Simon Byabakama said that to avoid violence two
agents of candidates will be allowed at each polling station and each candidate will
have two agents at the tally center.
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However, opposition leaders in the district have protested the restrictions
saying that they are intended to give room for vote-rigging.
John Mary Ssebuufu,
the National Unity Platform-NUP election officer in charge of Buganda region noted
they need three agents per county at the tally center. Kayunga has three
counties of Ntenjeru North, South, and Bbaale county.
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Kayunga Returning Officer Jennifer Kyobutungi, says they
agreed with police to deploy heavily in sub-counties they considered as
hotspots. The areas are Kayunga town council, Kangulumira, Kitimbwa, Bbaale,
Nazigo and Kayunga sub county.
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On Tuesday, EC canceled campaigns for the NUP Candidate
Harriet Nakwede leading to protests by her supporters.
The District Democratic Party Chairperson Rogers Katanyoreka
accuses the EC for failing to control and guide police on its roles.
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The Kayunga District Police Commander, Felix Mugizi assured all the candidates
that the elections will be peaceful.
candidates in the race include Harriet Nakwede of the National Unity
Platform-NUP, Anthony Waddimba from the Democratic Party-DP, and independent
candidates; Boniface Bandikubi, Majid Nyanzi, and Jamil Kamoga.
The LCV seat fell vacant following the death of Muhammad Ffeffeka Sserubogo who
died a month after occupying the office.