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Ugandan voters return to polls to elect city mayors

Polling stations in Uganda have opened for the voters to elect city mayors and district chairpersons.

Local media are reporting low voter turnout in the local government council elections compared to last week’s presidential and parliamentary elections.

Political commentator Sarah Biteete told local TV station NTV Uganda that the low turnout was expected as some voters were unhappy with how the general elections were conducted.

The electoral commission said polling stations will close at 16:00 local time (13:00GMT).

Popular musician Jose Chameleon, real name Joseph Mayanja, is contesting to be mayor of the capital, Kampala. His rivals include Nabilah Naggayi, Dan Kazibwe, Godfrey Nyakana and incumbent Erias Lukwago.