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Voting Stalls in Mawogola South as Polling Agents Bicker

Robert Kiggundu, the election supervisor of Kibugwe in Ntete, says the polling agents were roughed up and evicted from the polling station by police officers and Kasekende Namugera, a known campaign manager of Joseph Ssekabiito, the NRM candidate.
Vincent Kimbugwe of Go Foward whose agents have been chased away sparking of violence

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Voting has been halted at Kyabwama and Ntete polling stations in Lwebitakuli Sub County in the Mawogola South constituency following an attack on the polling agents of independent candidate, Vincent Kimbugwe.

Robert Kiggundu, an election supervisor at Ntete Polling station says the agents were roughed up and evicted from the polling station by police officers aided by Kasekende Namugera, a known campaign manager of National Resistance Movement-NRM party  Candidate Joseph Ssekabiito.

Kiggundu says he called Kimbugwe when he saw the police officers and Ssekabiito's agents stuffing ballots. Kimbugwe told URN that although voting started at this particular station after 9am, he was surprised to find five booklets used up by 11am.

He says the same incident happened at Kyabwama polling station, where his agents were chased away from the polling station. Kimbugwe says he has notified Latif Ngonzi, the Sembabule District Rregistrar to intervene in the matter. 

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URN visited Kyabwama polling station and found the presiding officer waiting for Ngonzi to decide on the next course of action. Only Ssekabiito's agents could be seen at the polling station. The presiding officer declined to comment on the matter, and referred our reporter to Sembabule District Returning Officer Latif Ngonzi.

Ssekabiito declined to comment on the matter, saying he was not aware of the allegations leveled against his camp. Ngonzi told URN that he was driving to the affected polling station to establish the cause of the scuffle.

He says should the allegations turn out to be true, they will not consider the results from the polling station. The other candidates in Mawogola South parliamentary elections are Vincent Sserwanga Wakibi of Democratic Party and FDC's Baker Mukasa.

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