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IN PICTURES | NRM municipal council elections

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Added 14th September 2020 11:08 AM

The ruling NRM held elections to choose its flagbearers for municipal council positions: mayor and councillors.

IN PICTURES | NRM municipal council elections

The ruling NRM held elections to choose its flagbearers for municipal council positions: mayor and councillors.

ELECTION WATCH 2020-21

On Monday, the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) held elections to choose its flagbearers for municipal council positions: mayor and councillors. Check out pictures related to this process from across the country.

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2:41pm

Polls came to a standstill at Jinja Main  Street Primary School polling station after Police arrested one of the voters, only identified as Maumau. Locals demanded his release before the exercise could resume.



Locals attempted to block Police from taking away into detention a handcuffed Maumau.



Police and army officers were called in to contain the situation after two rival camps of candidated Benon Mugume and Brazio Kyabwisho (both vying for the Mbarara City north mayor flag) clashed at at Rwebihuro Polling station in Koranorya trading centre.







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1:53pm

Election violence has been witnessed in some divisions in Hoima city, with voting called off in some villages.





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1:27pm

Soroti city east elections turned chaotic, forcing Police to intervene in Moru Apesur.



At Kicinjaji Primary School, where there two polling stations, voting was halted as voters turned rowdy. Police are trying to calm the situation.


Joseph Elweku, the NRM returning officer here, says people want to vote twice.




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1:03pm

Security have been forced to intervene at this polling station after voters got disorganised and with chaotic episodes brewing.







Counting of vote at Rwebihuro polling station in Koranorya trading center in Mbarara city north division.



Voting at Wells Spring-Kakajjo, Bweyogerere in Kira Municipality.



Mamuli Kasim Ndiwalana and his supporters celebrate after his victory at this poling station in the Kira Municipality race.



Excitement . . .






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12:35pm

In Soroti city, voting started late, with a low turnout at many polling stations. Five candidates are vying for the Soroti East mayor NRM flag.



The five candidates include Latif Abdul, Alfred Aruo, Justine Ooja, Charles Edotun and Robert Esaru, who has been the chairman of eastern division before the elevation of Soroti municipality into a city.



She excited to document what appears to be a landslide victory at this polling station.



Candidate Charles Edotun's campaign poster placed on the ground and with no one lining up behind it.




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12:20pm

A commendable attempt at observing standard operating procedures (SOPs) meant to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.



Candidate Mamerto Mugerwa voted at Kira Chirch of Uganda Primary School polling station.



Clearly, no social distance observed at Rwebihuro polling station in Koranorya trading center in Mbarara city north division.



At Kigwanya polling station in Busega Parish, Rubaga division. John Bwenje, the NRM registrar of Rubaga division, briefed the electorates about the process. In this division, Wilson Kabugo and Mahad Kaweesi are contesting for the NRM party flag.

Robert Kizza, who was contesting for the party flag for Busega Parish LC III councilor, went through unopposed.



Later, at Kigwanya polling station after voting ended.



Residents turn on polling official Japheri Kakumba (with blue mask) at Commercial village polling station in Bugembe division, Jinja City over claims of mismanaging the exercise.



A polling official tries to calm fired up youth at Cathedral polling station in Bugembe division who declined a repeat of the mayoral elections




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11:21am

Voting for NRM flagbearer for Kira Municipality mayor. Jackson Twinomugisha is battling former mayor Mamerto Mugerwa at Kira Primary School.




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11:05am

Voters in a convoy in Mbarara town heading to the polling station.



Supporters of Benon Mugume, who is contesting for Mbarara city north mayor, are in ecstatic mood.



There is heavy police deployment at Rwebihuro polling station in Koranorya trading centre, Mbarara city to ensure calm and order.



It is similar security deployment in Mbale city on a hot Monday.



Voting has yet to kick off in Nauyo town council in Mbale.



This is what elections are about. Posters plastered everywhere - and anywhere.



Polling is under way in Kinawataka in Nakawa West. It is a huge turnout.

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