Voters went to the polls to elect their LC1 chairpersons.
LC1 ELECTIONS - LINING UP
Presented by Joseph Kizza
1:02pm That's all here
Different sub-plots are playing out in various areas as regards the LC1 elections. There are victors and there are losers. Celebrations here, disappointment there.
Whatever the case, we shall end here.
1:00pm 'Chaos at Wandegeya Mosque'
At Wandegeya polling centre.
"There was confusion between current chairman, Mutesasira (bearded, pictured below) and his rival Kirabo. Kirabo got scared of Mutesasira's long line and is now pushing for cancellation," says New Vision's Isaac Omoding.
12:46pm Ready for task at hand
Musisi is ready to assume office after his election as chairperson.
12:45pm Musisi takes Kyaliwajjala
12:33pm At Mawanda
Residents of Mawanda 1 in Kampala Central queued to vote their LC1 chairperson on a warm Tuesday.
12:05pm Too small for us
The army was deployed in Kinawataka due to election violence.
Residents claimed the place used as a polling station was too small.
11:53am One severely injured
11:45am Long line at Arua Park
At Arua Park LC1 elections, candidate Muzamiru enjoyed a long line behind him, with his opponent trailing with fewer voters.
11:37am All smooth
Voting at Golf Course Cell in Arua Municipality.
All looks organised.
11:30am Independent takes Mambugu chair
11:23am Officials driven out
Rowdy residents of Adjumani central village have forced election officials out of the village centre and it appears that election in this village is botched as electoral officials and Police have fled the polling station.
11:17am 'Confusion at Bugolobi flats'
New Vision's Miriam Namutebi, who is stationed at Bugolobi flats in Kampala, says there is confusion at block 1-08.
"One of those vying for the LC1 seat is Albert Mucunguzi, a bodaboda rider. He has given up and walked away claiming he cannot stand when his voters have been denied access. Some of the residents claim he doesn't reside in the flats so they cannot accept him as a chairman.
11:05am Low turn-out in Soroti
10:56am Over 30 years at the helm and still going strong
10:44am At Bugolobi flats
There are four polling stations in the flats: Block 1-08, 9-16, 17-24 and 25-33.
Of the four blocks, candidates at three blocks are unopposed 17-24 (Kyamagwa Leo), 25-33 (Abraham Lincoln) and 19-16 (Francis Emojong).
1-08 is the only block where elections are taking place. The contest is between Naome Nyangweso (NRM) and Albert Mucunguzi (FDC).
For the blocks where candidates are unopposed, there will only be a community meeting to read the executive to them for swearing in.
At Block 1-08, verification started at 7am, but so far no more than 30 out of 175 people have been verified, according to Nuliat Mwabazi, the presiding officer.
10:35am 'Manipulating the process'
“These villages were created three months ago, that is, in March this year. Why are we manipulating the process, elections should be in accordance with the law; we should follow the right procedures,” Ssekikubo said.
10:28am Petitioners happy
Before the cancellation of the elections in Apaa, a group of concerned residents had petitioned the EC, protesting fresh voters’ registration at Apaa village.
The locals, led by Kilak North MP Anthony Akol and Amuru District Woman MP Lucy Akello, who were present at the Electoral Commission during the announcement of the cancellation of the elections in the area, welcomed the commission’s decision.
10:23am EC calls off Ganda village election, scraps Apaa electoral area
10:15am NRM ubiquitous
According to NRM spokesperson Rogers Mulindwa, the ruling party has fronted a candidate in each of the 60,800 villages where the Electoral Commission has organised LC1 elections.
He said that by Friday last week, the party had conducted 177 meetings in about 296 constituencies to strategise for the elections.
Meanwhile, in the different zones of Makindye Luwafu, voters started to show up at the various polling stations for the preliminaries - checking for their details in the register.
10:05am Locked out
Are you in Katabi Town Council?
Some voters may miss out on electing their LC1 chairperson after being reportedly locked out, according to Vision Group's Kulabako Maurice.
There is a bit of confusion at the moment.
9:58am Kireka D
At Kireka D, Kireka Parish, Kira Subcounty in Wakiso district, voters are ready.
But first, they are eager to confirm whether their names are on the register.
9:55am Over 60,000 villages
According to the Electoral Commission statistics, there are 60,800 LC1 villages, 8,386 parishes, 1,671 sub-counties, 296 constituencies, and 122 districts in Uganda.
Will you line up today?
9:50am Where is your ID, sir?
Prospective voters of Kyebando Central in Kawempe got to the polling station early.
This is at St. Paul Church of Uganda.
Incumbent Lazarus Kagimu Kanyike and Sam Bidda Mugalu are the men vying for the LC1 seat.
9:45am Let's line up, shall we?
Hello and good morning.
Here is an election that hasn't been held in a very long time. So as expected, there is an air of expectation.
Today, eligible voters across Uganda go to the polls to choose their local council 1 chairpersons.