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Nakaseke North Aspirant Arrested for Assault

Ronald Ssebuyungo, an eye witness told URN that Ssajabi stormed the polling station and grabbed the voters registers from the polling officer Livingstone Kimera and tore them to pieces saying they contained names of none residents.
Paul Kasolo Ssajabi, an aspirant for the Nakaseke North NRM parliamentary ticket is in trouble for assaulting Erisafu Lwanga, the LC I chairperson of Kamuli Village. Ssajabi was picked up by Police and detained at Kiwoko Police station.

 

 

He is wanted for assaulting Lwanga at Kamuli polling station for his alleged involvement in electoral malpractices with agents of his rival Syda Bbumba, the incumbent Nakaseke North MP. Ronald Ssebuyungo, an eye witness told URN that Ssajabi stormed the polling station and grabbed the voter's registers from the polling officer Livingstone Kimera and tore them to pieces saying they contained names of none residents.

 

 

He reportedly turned against Erisafu Lwanga, the Kamuli LC I chairperson and started punching him for allegedly allowing nonresidents to vote in favor of Bbumba. The fight sucked in his agents leading to skirmishes between the agents of Ssajjabi and Bbumba. It took the intervention of Edward Kyaligonza, the Savannah Regional Police Commander to stop the fight. 

Kyaligonza ordered the arrest of Ssajjabi. According to Kyaligonza, Ssajjabi has recorded a statement for assaulting the LC 1 chairman and disrupting polls. Ssajjabi told URN he attacked Lwanga for blocking his supporters from casting their votes on grounds that they were none residents yet he was allowing people ferried by Bbumba to vote.

 

He cited Samalie Babirye, who he claimed was transported by Bbumba from Bugema village to vote for her at Kamuli polling station. Livingstone Kimera, the Kamuli Polling official says Ssajjabi didn't any justification to fight since the registers were agreed upon by the aspirants.

 

By the time of filing this story, vvoting had stopped at Kamuli Polling station pending advice from Paul Tandeka, the Nakaseke District NRM party registrar on the way forward. Both Syda Bbumba and Lwanga couldn\'t be reached for comment on the allegations leveled against them.

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