Erias Lukwago and Peter Sematimba, the two top mayoral contenders accuse each other of attempting to rig the vote.
The main contenders in the race for Kampala city’s mayoral seat are already accusing each other of poll rigging.
Peter Ssematimba of the National Resistance Movement Party told journalists in Rubaga this morning that his main rival, Erias Lukwago, has been ferrying voters from Wakiso and Mukono to rig the election. Sematimba also alleges that he has received reports that the opposition supporters plan to launch attacks on his supporters if he wins today’s election. He says that Lukwago’s purported actions have been brought to the attention of the police.
Lukwago denies any wrongdoing. Instead, he accuses Ssematimba of last minute voter bribery. He claims that Ssematimba has been distributing sugar to the voters.
Earlier, Vincent Ssekate, the deputy police spokesperson ruled out any foul play in today’s elections. He says that police have investigated claims by Lukwago that Ssematimba pre-ticked ballot members were found in Bat Valley Primary School, but found them to be untrue.
Independent candidate Francis Babu on the other hand says that he is ready to concede defeat if he loses fair and square.
Speaking to journalists shortly after casting his vote at All Saint’s Cathedral polling station, Babu lamented the low voter turn up. He said the chaos that rocked Kampala over the past few weeks scared off voters.
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