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NRM Faults Police for Lax Security in Apac

Dr Kenneth Omona, the NRM National Deputy Treasurer who is coordinating and supervising the ongoing election in Apac, faults police for failing to take action against persons instigating violence in the polls, resulting into attacks against several NRM supporters in the area.
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Officials of the ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM party have accused the North Kyoga regional police of negligence and laxity during the ongoing election in Apac Municipality.

Dr Kenneth Omona, the NRM National Deputy Treasurer who is coordinating and supervising the ongoing election in Apac, faults police for failing to take action against persons instigating violence in the polls, resulting into attacks against several NRM supporters in the area.

"In Apac, our people are facing serious security challenges but the response from the security is worrying", Dr Omona said in his message to the Secretariat headquarters. Omona says that cases involving supporters of the Uganda People's Congress-UPC candidate beating up people have been reported to police but no meaningful actions are taken.

 

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Meanwhile, NRM Spokesperson Rogers Mulindwa says that some of their agents were denied entry at the polling stations at Awiri Polling Station while at Atopi Primary School polling station one person was found in possession of pre-ticked ballot papers in favour of an opposition candidate but he walked scot-free.

He added that a number of vehicles have been driving through the area, specifically looking out for  NRM Supporters, some of who, have been harassed.  

"The goons terrorizing the areas are donning yellow T-Shirts and travelling in different vehicles that include a black Land Cruiser (UAK 399W), a tipper lorry (UAY 417N), a Caldina (UAX 119M) and another blue vehicle (UAP 896) reportedly belonging to an opposition Politician in the region," reads Mulindwa's statement.

Richard Onen, an NRM mobiliser said he was jointly beaten with Genesis Odgiu who has been rushed to Apac hospital.

But David Ongom Mudong, the North Kyoga Regional Police Spokesperson dismissed the accusations against police saying that they have deployed adequately at polling stations around the municipality and neighbouring areas.  Mudong urged NRM leaders to formally report the matter to police for further management.

Both Sam Engola, the Northern Uganda NRM vice chairperson, Minister of State for Defense, Col. Charles Okello Engola have pitched camp at the NRM Offices in Apac town.

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