Kampala Lord Mayor polls: Lukwago discontent with Election Process
Kampala Lord Mayor Lukwago has said the Electoral Commission has demonstrated incompetence in handling mayor elections which has led to low voter turn up.
Lukwago made this comment after casting his vote at Bulwa polling station in Lubaga division on Wednesday morning.
“In many polling stations materials have arrived late. Imagine at my own polling station, voting has begun at 10:30 am,” Lukwago said.
He added that this could be Electoral Commission’s motive to demoralize voters.
“In many other polling stations voting is yet to begin. I am tempted to believe it is deliberate by the Electoral Commission to make people get demoralized and don’t take part in these elections in big numbers.”
“I have cast my ballot but I decry the mess which has been witnessed in many parts of the city. What is happening is deplorable and an indictment to the NRM that went to the bush to reclaim the sanctity of the ballot paper. The message of the low voter turnout is one of people losing confidence in the ballot paper yet it is the future of the country at stake.” Lord mayor added.
Lukwago noted that it is now incumbent on the Electoral Commission to ensure that the will of the people is not subverted.
“We shall continue fighting to ensure the will of the people is not subverted. I hope Justice Byabakama respects the will of the people and I have no doubt I Erias Lukwago will be declared the winner of the Kampala Lord Mayor race.”