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EC Blames Police For Coordinating Unlawful Procession In Kayunga

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Andrew Muwonge

The Electoral Commission-EC has blamed police for supporting the National Resistance Movement-NRM birthday partybehavior a huge procession in the district earlier than the reliable campaigning date in the Kayunga LC5 by-election.

EC commenced nomination of candidates vying for the workplace of LC5 chairperson in Kayunga to substitute Ffeffeka Sserubogo, who handed on a month after taking office. The exercisingstarted out on Monday.

The EC public family members officer Paul Bukenya says they have advised candidates towardskeeping campaigns and processions earlier than December 2, however to their surprise, police has comfy on the enforcement position which has given the NRM candidate Andrew Muwonge, an probability to proceed a procession right now after his nomination.

Much as Muwonge pledged earlier than the Kayunga Returning Officer Jenipher Kyobutungi to recognize the electoral guidelines, right away after his nomination, he held processions, and deliberate conferences at the Mayor’s backyardearlier than traversing the complete district.

URN witnessed police guiding site visitors to create course for the unlawful procession. At Gayaza-Jinja-Kayunga junction, visitorsused to beintroduced to a standstill for about 40minutes.

On Monday, police fired teargas to disperse and additionally divert boda boda riders who had convened a procession to escort Harriet Nakwede of the National Unity Platform after her nomination.

Police additionally stopped Anthony Waddimba, the Democratic Party candidate’s procession from getting into the district at Bukolooto. Waddimba is dismayed that police have chosen to take facets at the commencing of the election process, questioning what will occur at the vote casting day.

Ssezibwa Regional Police Commander, Jamiir Kanyesigye declined to say some thing about the unlawful procession notwithstanding being on the ground monitoring the situation.

“I have no remark over that”, Kenyesigye noted.

Six candidates have sofa been nominated to contest for the function of Kayunga LC5 chairperson. They are Harriet Nakwede (NUP), Anthony Waddimba (DP), Andrew Muwonge (NRM), Majid Nyanzi, Boniface Bandikubi and Jamiir Kamoga (Independents).

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