Security beefed up in Sheema ahead of Friday polls


Police has deployed heavily in Sheema municipality ahead of Friday’s parliamentary elections.
Both armed police officers and the army were on Thursday seen patrolling the streets in Sheema municipality.

In a telephone interview yesterday, Mr Emillian Kayima, the police spokesperson, who said they (police) had just concluded a meeting with election stakeholders in Sheema District, said police have fully deployed in all the seven districts where elections are taking place.

Security beefed up Sheema ahead Friday polls

A police truck carrying soldiers arriving at Sheema District headquarters on Thursday where the tally center will be on Friday. PHOTO BY FELIX AINEBYOONA.

There are 48,175 registered voters and 76 polling stations in Sheema Municipality.

The seven candidates for the MP seat are Dr Elioda Tumwesigye (NRM), Ms Virginia Plan Mugyenyi (FDC), and Independents; Mr Beniamin Ruyombya, Mr Ambrose Mwesigye Black Man, Mr Jonas Tumwiine, Mr Meshach Katusiime and Mr Raymond Kamugisha.

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