Aspirants in the Kayunga LCV by-elections have protested the delayed start of
the nomination exercise.
The nomination of candidates contesting in local
government residual and by-elections elections started on Monday in different parts of the country.
District, nine people have expressed interest to replace the former LCV
Chairperson Ffeffeka Sserubogo who died a month after occupying office.
The nomination exercise was supposed to start at 8 am, but by 11:00 am, the
exercise was yet to start despite several aspirants turning up.
Harriet Nakwede, the National Unity Platform-NUP candidate says blamed the Electoral
Commission for disrupting her planned activity for the day.
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Bandikubi, one of the aspirants says EC accused the Electoral Commission of poor organization. He notes that they expected to enter early enough for
crosschecking their files so as to avoid any anomalies but unfortunately the
exercise has been delayed and they are still stuck with their files.
Bukenya, the EC Spokesperson attributed the delay to verification of the
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The nomination exercise is handled by Jennifer Kyobutungi, the Kayunga District
also heavy security deployment at the nomination venue. Two checkpoints have
been erected at the entrance of the EC offices and are being manned by both
police and the army.