Meron Kakeeto, the NUP supervisor for Nakaseke North says he and other agents tried to recruit agents for polling stations but by midday, all of them had fled over attacks and some had been arrested.
agents for National Unity Presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi and MP
candidates have fled the polling stations over arrests and attacks. There are
54 polling stations in Nakaseke North constituency.
affected polling stations are Ngando, Ngoma HCIII, Kinoni, Kyakanyweri and
Karyabulo among others.
Kakeeto, the NUP supervisor for Nakaseke North says he and other agents tried to
recruit agents for polling stations but by midday, all of them had fled over
attacks and some had been arrested.
alleges that NRM supporters led by the unopposed Nakaseke North MP candidate
Enock Nyongore and a one Colonel Bosco have been storming polling stations arresting
as well as intimidating them. Kakeeto fled
to nearby bushes but his phone and bag containing appointment letters as well
as registers were confiscated.
a NUP agent at Ngoma HC III polling station says he fled after he was tipped by
a colleague who was in hiding that he was facing arrest. Kanyike
alleges that a group of NRM supporters chased him on motorcycle till he rode at
speed to survive arrest.
Ssemakula, the NUP agent for Kyakanyweri polling station was rounded up by people
and arrested by unknown people he was taken away. Violet Nakalema, the NUP candidate for
Nakaseke district says she was driving to the constituency to rescue those who
had been arrested
Nyongore, the Nakaseke North MP candidate didn't pick our repeated calls for comment. But Isa
Ssemwogerere, the Savannah Regional Police Spokesperson said he was waiting to get details
on the issue.
In 2011, the
FDC Parliamentary candidate for Nakaseke North Moses Kibalama was attacked and
his vehicles set ablaze because of his support to opposition. Recently the opposition failed to nominate candidates citing intimidation and hostility in