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
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
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
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.