Police has arrested two electoral commission presiding officers in Lugazi Municipality in Buikwe district over pre-ticked ballot papers.
The ballots were found in boxes in favour of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) candidate.
Patrick Mwondha, the NUP candidate for Mayor Lugazi Municipality, told Daily Monitor they found pre-ticked ballot papers at Moneko polling station and there were no polling agents at the polling station.
“The presiding officer told us that he received ”orders from above” to tick in favour of the NRM candidate.”
Ann Mary Tusungwire, the district returning officer of Buikwe district confirmed the incident.
Robert Kalyesubula, the acting police spokesperson of Ssezibwa police station, identified the suspects as Henry Kafuko, the presiding officer of Moneko polling station and Sula Muganga, the presiding officer of Kololo polling stations.
The election at the affected polling stations have been called off.
Those in the race for Lugazi Municipality are; Deo Mwesigye, independent and incumbent Mayor, John Bosco Aseya, FDC candidate, Ssali Baker NRM candidate and Patrick Mwondha the NUP candidate.