Ms Beatrice Kayanja, the Democratic Party (DP) candidate, has been disqualified from the race for the Kampala Lord Mayoral seat after it was discovered that she was not a registered voter.
According to Kampala District returning officer Fredrick Muwaya, Ms Kayanja’s name was not found in their data base.
“It is required that before we even start receiving candidate’s papers for verification, we should first get the candidates proof of registration as a voter. In our database which we are using to verify voters and also the candidates, we discovered that Ms Kayanja was not in our data base,” Ms Muwaya said in an interview on Thursday.
“We referred her to the authorities so that she clears her registration status before she comes back to us. As we speak today, the last day of nomination we have not received anything to that effect. She has not gotten back to us and so we assume that she has probably pulled out of the process,” he added.
Those nominated to contest for the seat are Erias Lukwago (FDC), Joseph Mayanja alias Chameleone (independent) Ms Nabbila Nagayi Ssempala (NUP) and Mr Daniel Kazibwe best known by his stage name Ragga Dee (NRM).