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Polling Official Assaulted in Kagadi

Ovard was rushed to the clinic on Thursday in critical condition after supporters of Apollo Muhumuza pounced on him beating him to coma.
The Injured Omuhereza Ovard at Hope clinic in Kagadi
Omuhereza Ovard, the polling Assistant at Ibanda polling station in Muhorro sub-county Kagadi district is nursing injuries after he was assaulted by supporters of one of the contestants for the Muhorro Sub-county LCIII Seat. 

Ovard was rushed to the Hope Clinic on Thursday in critical condition after supporters of Apollo Muhumuza beat him to coma.  Muhumuza contested on the National Resistance Movement-NRM Party ticket while Theodore Byarugaba contested as an independent ticket.  

The supporters armed with Pangas, Knives and sticks accused Ovard of siding with Byarugaba to rig votes. He was severely injured in the mouth, head and the back.

Byarugaba has blamed Muhumuza for organizing his supporters to attack Ovard. He wants stern action taken against Byarugaba and his supporters.    

Meanwhile, Muhumuza when contacted denied being behind the attack on Ovard. 

Stephen Kamar, the Kagadi District Police Commander said that currently, they are hunting for all those who participated in the attack.

According to Kamar, all the suspects are still on run adding that they are hunting for them.

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