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Sembabule polls called off, Woman MP missing on ballots


Diana angry as her name is missing


Sembabule district was gripped by chaos this morning as supporters expressed dissatisfaction with the way NRM primaries are being run.

For example, Diana Nuwanyine is a candidate for Sembabule woman MP but her name is not on the ballots.

The elections for Woman MP have been called off.

Supporters rejected ballot boxes and opted to use small jerry cans to conduct the exercise.

Kibooko squads have been reported in Lwebitakuli Sub County in Sembabule’s new Mawogola South constituency.

Yesterday, the district tasted teargas and bullets after supporters turned violent.

Many were reportedly injured including a woman and her daughter who were wounded by police rubber bullets from their home.

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Ndagwe LC-V councillor, Abdul Kabugo’s car tyres were deflated in night clashes while he was at Migamba village, in neighbouring Lwengo town council.

Sembabule fights have always been between Kuteesa and Theodore Ssekikubo camps.

Both candidates for Mawogola South belong to Kuteesa’s camp though Dezi Byuma is the anointed one while Joseph Ssekabiito is more popular.

Other victims of nigh clashes that also raged in Lwengo included; Mzee Nyanzi of Mijumi village, Hamdan Muddu of Kayirira, Kamya Alex of Lwensalo and a one Kafeero.

Gerald Kafeero’s body was also covered in bruises making him one of more than 20 victims of Lwengo NRM violence.

On Tuesday morning, NRM national vice chairman, Hajji Moses Kigongo, rushed to Lwengo to calm the tempers but still the voting was cancelled.

Still in Lwengo, a police officer was caught with pre-ticked ballots.

The officer was smuggling the ballots out of Lwengo police station.

In Luuka, the home of Luuka South MP aspirant, Steven Kisa, was attacked and vandalised by unidentified thugs.

They accused him of voter bribery.

In Kigulu South Constituency in Iganga district, four people were badly injured in a clash between supporters of rival candidates vying for parliamentary seats.

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