The Minister’s convoy drove out of the venue moments later with some of the voters following in hot pursuit. It took the minister’s security detail to shoot in the air to disperse the mammoth crowd.
The voters accused the minister of trying to influence the polling exercise
have resisted attempts by Christopher Kibanzanga, the Bughedera County Member
of Parliament and Veterans Affairs State Minister to access the vote tallying centre at Bundibugyo District headquarters.
started when Kibazanga, who is facing stiff competition from Moses Acrobat
Kiiza for the NRM party ticket for Bughedera county stormed the tally centre around 9 AM this morning led by his official
This didn’t go down well with
Kiiza’s supporters who rose up in protest and blocked the minister from leaving
his vehicle. They asked Kibanzanga to leave the venue, saying they are
ready to shade blood to protect their votes.
“Am willing to die if we can’t have fairness in this exercise,” one supporter
was heard shouting. Alex Kadenge, one of the voters warned the minister
against using his clout to intimidate polling officials.
He asked the
party leadership to take disciplinary action against the minister, whose conduct he
said has been questionable throughout the elections. Bundibugyo District NRM party registrar, Robert Kifunga
Aguma said no candidate is allowed at the tally centre.
The Minister’s convoy
drove out of the venue moments later with some of the voters following in hot
pursuit. It took the minister’s security detail to shoot in the air to disperse
the mammoth crowd.
Swaibu Taban, the Bundibugyo District Police Commander, says they will deploy
more personnel to ensure the situation is contained. "So far the situation
is good through with some observable challenges but we are getting in to arrest
the situation before it gets out of hand," the DPC said.
The Commission is expected to announce the results of the poll
later in the day.
Basaija is a graduate of Uganda Christian University (UCU-Mukono) holding a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication.
He also boosts of numerous training's in communication studies.
Before joining URN, he had served as Documentation personnel, Field news reporter, Radio presenter and News Editor.
Basaija is a social critic and a young farmer.
He believes in writing for social change.
At URN Basaija is incharge of Bundibugyo, Bunyangabu and Kasese Districts.