The Special interests group elections have kicked off this morning across all the 70,000 villages all over the country. At least 7.5 million youths are expected to take part in these elections as eligible voters. Our reporters deployed at several polling stations say the support for the National Unity Platform leaning candidates is very high with voters queuing at polling centres donning in berets and carrying umbrellas to depict their allegiance to Bobi Wine’s NUP/PP movement.
At some polling centres like in Rubaga, Kampala some NRM candidates have been forced to don in the red People Power overalls with the aim of confusing voters since the mode of polling is queuing behind a candidate of choice. Rowdy People Power supporters forced the disguising NRM imposters out of the red attire urging them to be proud of their ailing NRM party. “You are wearing our berets and overalls to confuse us but no election will take place till these imposters put off our attire. We know all our NUP candidates,” shouts a one Mukiibi Alex.
Meanwhile, reports from Busega indicate that the Electoral Commission has without a convincing explanation called off the polling citing chaos as most of the NUP voters were complaining of being deregistered deliberately and hence couldn’t tolerate any polling. Relatedly, in Kalangala the NRM district chairperson in collusion with EC officials have ordered for the immediate disqualification of NUP/PP candidates without justification for this illegitimate action. We shall be feeding you with more updates on our online media platforms.