Enriko Opio, an aspiring candidate for the Nebbi Municipality Parliamentary seat had flown from Entebbe to Arua and later travelled to Nebbi where he was received by a huge crowd, causing traffic gridlock, along Arua the road on Friday.
The parliamentary race in Nebbi attracted six candidates, among them, Robert Onega, a member of the opposition Forum for Democratic Change-FDC, Hashim Sulaiman from the ruling National Resistance Movement NRM Party, and independent candidates Patrick Okumu Ringa, Opio Enrico, Betty Odongo Pacutho, and Berocan Okorocal.
Initial reports indicated that four police officers had been killed. However, it has been confirmed that only three officers were killed. They include Moses Ocen a constable from Apac, Farouq Waiswa, a sergeant from Bugiri and Bernard Isingoma, a constable from Hoima district.
Leaders in West Nile have launched a fresh appeal to President Yoweri Museveni to fulfill his presidential pledge amounting to 11.8 billion shillings he made during his political rallies in the region.
At least one middle-aged man was reportedly shot dead in Nebbi town following clashes between police and supporters of Ezrom William Alenyo, whose swearing in as Nebbi district chairman was again put off.