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Nakaseke North NUP Agents Flee Polling Stations over Arrests

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.
Scores of 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.

Some of affected polling stations are Ngando, Ngoma HCIII, Kinoni, Kyakanyweri and Karyabulo among others.

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.

Kakeeto 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.

Alex Kanyike, 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.

Kaggwa 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

Enock 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 the area.