Buyaga West Member of Parliament Kibaale District, Hon. Barnabas Tinkasimire, and his closest rival, Dennis Namara, Tuesday exchanged blows in front of the police.
Apparently, Tinkasimire was arrested last evening and detained at Muhooro Police Station for allegedly threatening violence.
This happened when Tinkasimire forced his way into a meeting held by police and the NRM youth leader, Namara, in preparation for the primaries.
The MP suspected that police was siding with Namara to help him win the controversial NRM polls ongoing across the country.
He demanded an explanation from police and swore not to leave the venue.
He was subsequently rounded up and locked away.
The legislator’s angry supporters stormed the police station demanding his release.
Matters were not resolved either on Tuesday morning when the two candidates exchanged a couple of jabs and blows at Muhooro police station.
According to eyewitnesses, one of the candidates pulled out a panga to cut the other and the other also drew his gun to shoot his rival.
Police swung into action and separated them before witnessing bloodshed.
They both accuse each other of intimidating voters.
Polls hit a deadlock after Kibaale ballots were found in Luweero district.
Also in Wakiso, voting was cancelled, in Moroto, Kapchorwa and Soroti, ballots were forgotten in Kampala.
In Hoima, pre-ticked ballots were found while in Lwengo, a policeman was arrested with pre-ticked ballot papers in favour of Sarah Muwonge Nkonge for Woman MP, Joseph Muyomba Kasozi for Bukoto mid-west and George Mutabazi for LC 5 chairperson hence cancellation of the polls.
In Kyenjojo, Sheema and Kabale, elections were suspended over missing candidates on ballots and materials.