Polling Starts at 3pm in Parts of Wakiso

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The fracas started after Mubiru opted to transfer ballot boxes from the vehicle to the Polling station as soon as they were delivered by the Electoral Commission. But suspecting voters questioned why a candidates agent would be involved in a task that is a reserve of assigned EC officials.

Voting in Nakigalala A and Nakigalala B polling stations in Busiro South constituency, Wakiso district started at 3pm, an hour before the stipulated closing time. 

The delay resulted from a fracas involving voters and Moses Mubiru, a polling agent for the National Resistance Movement party candidate Peter Sematimba. 

The fracas started after Mubiru opted to transfer ballot boxes from the vehicle to the Polling station as soon as they were delivered by the Electoral Commission. But suspecting voters questioned why a candidate's agent would be involved in a task that is a reserve of assigned EC officials.

They claimed he could have sneaked a ballot box into the polling station using his vehicle, a Mercedes Benz that was packed adjacent to the Electoral Commission delivery van.

Mubiru was beaten up by angry voters before he was rescued by Police and detained at Kajjansi Police Post.

Later, Police, Electoral Commission officials and polling agents undertook to verify the materials before polling could start.  The two polling stations, in Sissa Sub County have over 1000 voters, majority of who remained at the station amid the chaos and are now lined up for the polls.

The Busiro South race is tightly contested by Independent candidate Simon Kaggwa Njala, NRM's Peter Sematimba, Stephen Sekigozi, the Democratic Party flag bearer and FDC's Ronald Kibirango.