Two presiding officers in Kampala and Moyo have been arrested in connection with their alleged involvement in poll irregularities.
Sula Kanamara, the presiding officer at the National Theater polling station, was arrested this morning after three stuffed ballot boxes were found within the vicinity of the polling station just one hour to the opening of the polls.
The three ballot boxes were whisked off to room 44 at the central police station in Kampala and the polling was for several hours halted.
Sebuma Bashiri, the polling agent for Erias Lukwago, one of the mayoral aspirants, says that the agents arrived at the station this morning only to find three-ballot boxes stuffed with suspected ballot papers.
Bashir claims that polling at the National Theater polling station opened at 5:00am and voters were allowed to cast their votes without a register.
The police however did not allow the polling agents to open the ballot boxes and it remains unclear as to whom the pre-ticked ballot papers belonged to.
Moses Kalyango, a polling agent for Peter Sematimba, another mayoral candidate, arrived at the national theater polling station at 7:00am. He says that he wonders where stuffed ballot boxes emerged from and in whose favor they were.
In Moyo, the presiding officer there has also been arrested for allegedly distributing money to the voters.
Francis Apiliga, also a journalist has been serving as the Presiding officer for Mayor's garden polling station.
He was arrested at 4:00 Am after he was found distributing money to voters and ordering them to vote for Jimmy Vukoni, who is challenging the incumbent LC 5 chairperson Peter Iku Dolo as an independent candidate.
Ignatius Dragudu, the Officer in charge Electoral and Political Crimes, says that Apiliga being interrogated at Moyo central police station.
Apiliga was found with a list of the polling agents and undisclosed amount of money that he was giving out to people.
The polling station has been handed over to Apiliga's assistant.
Robert Tukwiriza, the district returning officer, regretted the arrest of the presiding officer and his involvement in active campaig. He says that the police will handle Apiliga's case.
But Jimmy Vukoni, says Apiliga was arrested because he was following the money being distributed by the incumbent LC 5 chairperson Peter Iku Dolo to voters.
Vukoni claims he has a list of names of the polling agents who were allegedly bribed by the incumbent.