National Resistance Movement- NRM party aspirants in Arua have raised concern about the destruction of their campaign posters.
Many aspirants have pinned the posters in different parts of
Arua City. However, they have raised concern about the defacing of their
posters by unidentified people.
Faustine Yikita, an aspirant for Ayivu Division Mayoral Race, says
that many of his posters were removed by people he alleges are supporters of
his rival. He says that he has been forced to print more posters, which is
costly for him.
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Jackson Atima, another NRM aspirant for Arua Central Division
Parliamentary seat claims his opponents have paid some
unscrupulous people to continuously deface his posters.
He, however, calls on the aspirants to desist from such practices
adding that it may lead to more conflict and disunity in the party.
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Boniface Alioni the Publicity Secretary NRM Arua district has
warned of prosecution of those implicated in defacing the posters.
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According to the Parliamentary Elections Act, persons who
maliciously deface, remove or tear any election poster of any nominated
candidate commits an offence and is liable, on conviction to a fine not
exceeding 600,000 Shillings or imprisonment not exceeding one year or both.