Dokolo District Woman MP Cecilia Atim Ogwal talked the irate mob out of attacking the driver, explaining the importance of solving problems peacefully.
Voting came to a standstill at Angwecibange C Polling
Station Angwecibange, in Dokolo District, when the vehicle carrying election
materials knocked a Boda Boda cyclist.
The pickup van registration number UBE 235 R which was
transporting the Town Council's Electoral supervisor had just delivered the
biometric voter verification machine and ink pad at the polling station. However, while reversing, it collided with a
motorcycle registration UEG 812 M.
Both the rider and his passenger whose identities
could not be established at the moment sustained serious injuries on the legs
and shoulders. The accident angered the locals who had already camped
at the polling station to cast their votes.
They abandoned the polling station and moved to attack the driver whom they accused of being careless.
The driver was saved by police constables deployed at
the polling station and the Dokolo District Woman MP Cecilia Barbara Atim Ogwal
who talked the locals out of their intent explaining to them the importance of
solving problems peacefully.
The victims were then rushed to Dokolo HCIV for emergency
management. Voting then resumed after some
45 minutes following the accident. By the time of filing this story, traffic police from
Dokolo Central Police station had visited the scene for investigation.