The Police and army has been heavily deployed in Kayunga ahead of the LC 5 chairperson by-elections scheduled for Thursday this week.
These have deployed not only in Kayunga but also in Kangurumira, Kitimbwa, Kayonza, and Busaana town councils.
The Kayunga Resident District Commissioner Ssempala Kigozi says that the deployment is intended to maintain stability in the by-election
He adds on that this is to secure the President’s visit to the district today to support the NRM candidate Andrew Muwonge.
The security has created several checkpoints at River Ssezibwa Bridge and other major routes leading into the district with water cannons and teargas trucks.
“We have learned of a plot by the National Unity Platform-NUP camp to invite their Principal Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu to campaign for his candidate Harriet Nakwede on the same day, which might create collusion.” Said Kigozi.
“Security has also learnt about plans by NUP to ferry people from outside the district to destabilize the voting process in the guise of protecting votes.” He adds on.
Opposition candidates have described the heavy deployment as a poly to scare their voters.
The Democratic Party candidate says the ruling party has plans to rig the elections.
Harriet Nakwede, the NUP candidate says everything is intended to sabotage her final campaign expected to be attended by the party principal.
Last week, Justice Simon Byabakama, the Electoral Commission chairperson said they would restrict the number of people at polling stations and the tally center.
“Any individual found to be doing the duties of an observer or agent without due accreditation will be prosecuted in accordance with the law,” Justice Byabakama told journalists at a press briefing.
We will be updating you in any developments of the story.