Uganda People’s Defence Forces [UPDF] soldiers are deployed across the country to secure the ruling party, NRM’s primaries elections.
Army spokesperson, Lt Col Paddy Ankunda, announced last evening that the army had been deployed in Kanungu to ensure security.
“Stay calm Kanungu voters, UPDF soldiers in your area are a symbol of security,” Ankunda said.
He added: “UPDF will remain non-partisan to ensure a free, fair and transparent election.”
The army has also been seen in Mbarara boosting the police force at Mbarara police station while ballots were being sorted.
UPDF soldiers are also presently at Mafubira polling station in Jinja.
At Central Police Station in Kampala, police was seen running through drills ready for deployment.
Military police also made an appearance at the Central Police Station to beef up police security.
Eight military police officers have been seen at the heated Musajja Alumbye polling station in Old Kampala.
UPDF has also taken over Sembabule where reports of fighting emerged this morning.