The affected villages include; Kannunga, Rushese and Kizaano polling station in Rugusulu Sub county, in Mawogola North Constituency where supporters turned rowdy as they engaged in bitter alterations that resulted into fighting.
xSecurity Personnel at one of the Polling stations in Sembabule NRM Residue Primaries where violence has played out in some areas
The National Resistance Movement- NRM party residue primaries in
Sembabule district were marred by acts of violence despite heavy security
deployment in the area.
More than 2,000 security personnel that included police and the
army were deployed in Sembabule on Tuesday to maintain security in Mawogola North and West
constituencies during the polls which were held on Wednesday.
According to the deployment plan each of the nine sub-counties
where the polling took place was manned by a District Police Commander and a force of at least 200 personnel.
However, acts of violence were reported in Kannunga, Rushese villages and Kizaano polling station in
Rugusulu Sub County, Mawogola North Constituency where supporters turned
rowdy as they engaged in bitter exchanges that resulted into fighting.
According to witnesses, the violence was instigated by
disagreements between supporters of Shartsi Musherure Kuteesa and Godfrey Aine
Kaguta (SODO) over the inclusion of underage voters in the process.
The other incidents were recorded in Kiganda village polling station in
Lwebitakuli Sub County in Mawogola West Constituency where the race was between
incumbent MP Joseph Ssekabiito and Anifa Kawooya.
On Tuesday, the NRM Electoral Commission Chairperson Dr Tanga Odoi
said that he had deployed his registrars with cameras to capture videos and
pictures that will be used as evidence on what would transpire in the
He also noted that they will not hesitate to reprimand agents or
candidates who will be cited in causing form interference in the election
exercise. However, police do not have records of people arrested over election-related
Muhammad Nsubuga, the Greater Masaka Regional Police Spokesperson noted that
they are still waiting on reports from the officers in the field.
Godfrey Aine KagutaKaguta aka Sodo was declared the winner
for Mawogola North with a total of 17, 343 votes beating Shartsi Musherure
Kuteesa who polled 16,104 votes and Salim Kisekka who emerged last with 4,274
In Mawagola West, Anita Kawooya defeated Joseph Ssekabiito with
15.923 votes against 13,143 votes.
The party primaries in Mawogola North and West
Constituencies were cancelled on September 4 after acts of violence and
chaos left many people injured and property vandalized.