Tumukunde who arrived in Masindi from Buliisa district at 3pm was blocked by police led by the Masindi District Police commander Vincent Irama from holding a rally at Kijura market in Masindi town where he wanted to address the traders.
The confusion erupted after Masindi district chairperson Cosmas Byaruhanga and Wilson Isingoma Mugimba turned up for the nomination both presenting documents from the NRM party secretariat endorsing them as the legitimate flag bearers.
Joab Businge, the Masindi Mayor didnt hide his frustration with the MPs, saying it is wrong to only consult National Resistance Movement party members on a national matter that is going to affect all citizens.
Julian Sarah Ayesiga, the Masindi District Female Youth Councilor explained that as young people they need to stand firm and resist the proposed amendment to give chance to other people who need to lead the country.
Nathan Nandala Mafabi, the FDC party Secretary General, who engaged Police officers right away from Hoima, described the decision of security agencies to sabotage opposition mobilisation programs as fruits of President Yoweri Musevenis patronage.
Businge was declared winner of the hotly contested race by the Masindi district Returning Officer Ibrahim Kizindo after securing 6,784 votes to beat the incumbent independent candidate Joshua Amanyire who had 6,138 votes. National Resistance Movement party candidate Ronald Kyomuhendo got 5,694 votes.
John Isingoma, a registrar for Kisomabutuzi village says the payment is not worth the task. He said they expected to earn at least 7,000 Shillings per day. Bwijanga Sub County had 75 village registrars.
The decision followed a petition by a group led by former Buruuli county Member of Parliament Erisa Kaahwa. The group questions grounds under which Nyakoojo was appointed the Sub County Registrar without being vetted nor trained for the task. A number of NRM Registrars were trained at the Party\'s regional conference held in Hoima on Monday.
Abdullah Musobya Kiganda, the Masindi district Chief Administrative Officer, has banned civil servants against making political statements or declaring their intentions to contest for various political offices in the 2016 general elections saying that it is against the law.
Kabakumba Matsiko, the Masindi district NRM chairperson describes Byabakama as a masquerader and a self-seeker who is not supposed to transact any business on behalf of NRM and urges party supporters to disregard his letter.
Opposition Forum for Democratic Party (FDC) presidential contender Major General Mugisha Muntu says his party will institute a transparent oil policy to ensure that all Ugandans are aware of the transactions in the oil sector.