By Becky Kisozi Naluyima
LC 1 Elections in Nansana Municipality in Wakiso district yesterday afternoon turned into chaos and voting at many polling centers was cancelled until further notice. In several villages, voters turned rowdy, accusing some of the candidates of ferrying voters from outside villages.
The Mayor of Nansana Municipality, Regina Bakite confirmed these allegations and accused the area LC 3 Chairman, of being behind the plot. The LC3 chairman Maseruka was said to have sponsored a number of candidates in almost all the villages in the division.
“This chaos here is registered even in other villages; Maseruka (NRM) thinks he will bring hooligans to lead the people; he has disorganized these elections right from the start by involving himself in faking voters’ registers,” Bakite said.
The contest at this village was majorly between four candidates, the incumbent Harriet Galiwango, Alex Kamya, Mashudi Matovu Juma and Yonnah Sabiiti.
The genesis of the chaos began when Kamya who was allegedly sponsored by Maseruka ferried voters from the nearby villages and arrived at the polling station in coasters.
“These were from Kawanda, Nakyesanja, Kagoma and all lined up behind Kamya; we couldn’t allow such ridging of the highest degree,” said one of the voters. This annoyed voters and began beating up the electoral officials who were rescued from the venue by police.