BY OPIO SAM CALEB
32,754 voters in the 62 polling stations today vote for the Kamuli Municipality Mayor in an election marked by low voter turnout.
The voters are trickling to the polling stations where there are more polling officials than voters and the candidates have resorted to ferrying them on bodabodas.
Betty Mutesi, a professional accountant and Speaker Northern Division is contesting with Azizi Luwano NRM, Francis Mutebe FDC, Twahil Waiswa NUP, and Independents David Mabirizi, Michael Kiboome.
The sore garbage sites, animals loitering and patrolling the Municipality and land issues were the major issues raised to the candidates during campaigns.
“The candidate who will mobilize and ferry more voters will emerge winner because the voters are not bothered nor giving elections their time, following the unpredictable results and change in voting trends,” Alfred Kizito a voter at Industrial Area commented.
By noon, not even a quarter of the voters had cast their votes as residents were busy with their businesses while others were gossiping near polling stations but not going to vote.
Twahil Waiswa the NUP candidate shortly after voting at Post office Polling Station warned he is not a push over as before.
“They are going to faint from the shock of results just wait for tallying time because while they are injecting money to ferry voters, the People Power eagerly walk and are determined to cause change through their vote,” he sounded.
Twahil cautioned security agents and other candidates’ supporters against tampering with the election process.