The Inter party Coalition (IPC) has deployed 900 poll-watching vigilantes in Masaka municipality.
Godfrey Kayemba Afaayo, the IPC candidate for the Masaka Municipality Mayoral seat says the IPC has deployed 10 vigilantes at each polling station, to monitor the electoral process and to suppress any voting irregularities.
He also says that the IPC has deployed an additional 144 vigilante agents to monitor the transportation of ballot boxes to and from all the 72 polling stations in Masaka Municipality. He says the IPC can no longer trust police to secure the electoral process.
Kayemba explains that the IPC has received reports about the NRM party candidate's maneuvers to rig the elections. He claims that William Kalumba, was planning to smuggle pre-ticked ballots into the polling stations.
But Kalumba says that Godfrey Kayemba has described Kayemba's claims as baseless and just the last kicks of a dying horse.
Kalumba says that his rival is threatened by his impending victory and is trying to come up with false claims to justify his loss.
Eddy Sserunjogi, the Masaka district police commander, says he will not allow any activities of brigades disguising as poll watchers.
The Masaka municipality mayoral seat is being eyed by FDC's Godfrey Kayemba, NRMs William Kalumba, DPs Charles Kasibante(DP) the acting mayor, Deo Luwukya(Ssuubi), and Badru Namuyimba(independent).