Electoral Commission (EC) has halted the Chairperson by-election for Namayumba Sub County, Wakiso district.
In a press statement released today by EC, the government organ mandated to organise and conduct free and fair elections in the country postponed the by-elections that were slated for today.
“The Electoral Commission hereby informs political parties, independent candidates, their agents and voters in Namayumba Sub County, Wakiso District, that polling for by-election of Sub County Chairperson, Namayumba Sub County Local Government, which was earlier scheduled for Thursday, December 16 2021, has been postponed to Friday 17th December 2021,” stated the press statement.
The By-election follows the misrepresentation of the names of the NRM candidate in the last polls.
For the by-election,four candidates were nominated for the vacant Namayumba LC III chairperson seat. They include Mustafa Ssekweyama, the National Unity Platform-NUP candidate, Matia Wamala Lwanga from the Forum For Democratic Change, Muzenze Joseph from the National Resistance Movement and Joseph Bwete, an independent candidate.
Meanwhile opposition leaders have questioned EC’s competency and ability to carry out a free and fair election in the on-going by election in Kayunga district.
“More updates coming in from Kayunga- vehicles without number plates transporting pre-ticked ballot papers. Our people in Kayunga intercepted this car, but the occupants brandished a gun and sped off,” tweeted National Unity Platform President Robert Kyagulanyi