The armed police officers were deployed as early as 7 am around the precincts of the district headquarters. Numerous roadblocks were mounted some 100 meters in various road intersections leading to the nomination venue.
There was heavy police deployment at Kitgum District Local Government
Headquarters as the Electoral Commission conducted the nominations for parliamentary
aspirants in the district.
The armed police officers were deployed as early as 7 am around the precincts
of the district headquarters. Numerous roadblocks were also mounted some
100 meters in various road intersections leading to the nomination venue.
Julius Mpande, the Officer in- charge of Operations at Kitgum Central Police
says that the deployment is to control unnecessary crowds amidst the covid-19
He says they allowed seconders and proposers of each parliamentary contestant
at the nomination venue to avoid chaos and eruption of the exercise by their
//cue in: “To avoid confusion…
Cue out:…for campaign meetings.”//
Mpande notes that the police won’t tolerate any processions by aspirants who
have finished their nomination arguing that those who go on to carry such will
He also says the district headquarters have been limited for access to a few
essential civil servants arguing that the rest are expected to resume normal
duties on Monday.
The nomination exercise that kicked off at 10 am has so far seen the State
Minister for Environment Beatrice Anywar also Kitgum Municipality NRM flag
bearer nominated among four other aspirants.
The countrywide nomination exercise for parliamentary aspirants is expected to
end on Friday, October 15th.