Speaking to URN in Lugbara on Monday, Pirio said the visibly drunken youths emerged from another campaign venue and passed where they were campaigning from. She says the youths started insulting them and ordered them to vacate their village.
In a press briefing today in Arua town, Mao who is visiting Arua and the West Nile region told journalists that since peoples election apathy has gone up over the years, this time round they will use popular uprising to force the government of Yoweri Kaguta Museveni to relinquish power if his party attempts to rig elections for him.
President Museveni had earlier commissioned a demonstration farm at GiliGili and passed by the prisons to address NRM supporters at Arua hill. However, while heading to Pokea Primary school grounds to board his chopper at around 6 p.m., his convoy met a mammoth crowd that had blocked the way on Ediofe road.
The Returning office Arua has declared the detained Wadri Kassiano Ezati, an Independent candidate the winner of the hotly contested Arua Municipality parliamentary seat,Ruth Angom Ococ declared Wadri winner with 6421 votes beating his closest challenges Tiperu Nusura who got 4798 votes.
Preliminary reports also indicate that Wadri, the former member of parliament for Terego County, has beaten the other eleven candidates in 31 Mvara Ward polling stations, at Niva Cell polling stations, Awindiri, Junior quarters and at River Oli headquarters polling station and three Bazaar Ward polling stations situated in the centre of Arua town.
Afsha Tiko, the chairperson of the NRM Womens League, says the party has given them headache by choosing to impose on them a candidate. She wonders why the party leadership decided to organise primaries and went ahead to rob them of their victory.
They include Nusura Tiperu, a member of the ruling National Resistance Movement, Former Terego County MP Kassiano Wadri Ezati, Bruce Musema, a candidate for the opposition Forum for Democratic Change-FDC, Kennedy Madira, a candidate from the Democratic Party and Jaffer Alekua of Justice Forum-JEMA.
The aspirant identified as Micheal Angunda was committed to the Criminal Investigations Department by the Electoral Commission upon establishing that he used an acknowledgement stamp instead of a Commissioner for Oath stamp on his nomination form.