The National Unity Platform, NUP Party Principal, Robert Kyagulanyi says their agents have caught a man red-handed trying to stuff ballots into a box at Namavundu polling station, Namizo Parish, Kayonza Sub County, Bbale Constituency in Kayunga district.
Today Thursday, residents of Kayunga are going to the polls to elect a new LC 5 chairperson to replace the late Muhammad Ffeffeka Sserubogo who committed suicide just a month after being sworn in.
The race has attracted candidates from different political parties including Andrew Muwonge (NRM), Harriet Nakwede (NUP), Anthony Waddimba (DP), and Boniface Bandikubi, Jamir Kamoga, and Majid Nyanzi, all independents.
Now, Kyagulanyi says that at 6:30 am (before 7:00 am when polling stations are supposed to open), their agents arrived early and found a man staffing ballots into a box.
“They got this man red-handed, stuffing in all these ballot papers at Namavundu Church polling station. We are seeing in Kayunga what happened in January, except that right now they are doing it in one district with all the cameras on them. We are receiving calls from so many polling stations in the villages reporting the same thing. BE VIGILANT” Kyagulanyi says.
It is unclear though, to which party the man belongs.
Some of the NUP polling agents were arrested last night while transporting polling agents to various polling stations within the district.
Aloysius Mukasa, the Lubaga South MP, Charles Tebandeke, Bbaale County and their Busujju county counterpart, Lukyamuzi Kalwanga, Daily Monitor Journalist Michael Kakumirizi who had traveled to spend a night at Kayunga, Julius Mutebi, the Mayor Kira Municipality, and Nakwede’s campaign manager, Ben Kyobe were all arrested on Wednesday.