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Police Disperse Supporters of Arua Central Division MP Aspirant

The more than 50 supporters who were carrying posters of Atima and President Museveni were intercepted by police as they approached near the Central Police Station.
The supporters of Jackson Atima heading towards Arua town as some security personnel monitored and waited for them befor they were dispersed.

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Police in Arua City on Saturday dispersed supporters of Jackson Atima, who were marching in town.

Atima, the chairman chamber of commerce Arua and former contestant in the Arua Municipality Parliamentary by-elections is seeking to contest as MP for Arua Central Division.

The more than 50 supporters who were carrying posters of Atima and President Museveni were intercepted by police as they approached near the Central Police Station.

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However, Atima denied organizing the youths to march in the town. He, however, criticised the police for blocking his supporters who were marching peacefully.

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The Resident City Commissioner Arua City Nahori Oya said the actions of the youths were illegal because they did not inform the police. He also warned candidates intending to contest to wait for guidelines from the Electoral Commission regarding campaigns.

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Following the operationalization of Arua City, many aspirants for Parliamentary seats in the city are already secretly mobilizing supporters.