The police in Mpigi district were forced to use tear gas to
disperse the supporters of NRM’s Suzan Nakawuki and FDC’s Yusuf Nsibambi who
are contesting for Mawokota South parliamentary seat.
Katonga Regional Police Spokesperson Lydia Tumushabe says
that the two warring groups clashed as Nakawuki’s procession followed her from nomination as a candidate for the constituency on Friday afternoon.
Nakawuki’s convoy was heading to Nkozi and came across Nsibambi’s
supporters in Buwama town from where the two groups started fighting.
//Cue in; there was tear gas to...
Cue out... heading to Nkozi.”//
Tumushabe says that although processions are not allowed
during this time of the covid-19 pandemic, some people have continued to
defy the directive and held them. She has urged the public to stay calm and abide by the
guidelines issued by the electoral commission to avoid arrests.
Tumushabe says that no injuries or arrests were reported but
warned that next time such a clash happens they would arrest the culprits and
charge them with holding an illegal assembly.
//cue in; there were few vehicles...
Nakawuki who beat
Mpigi district NRM chairperson John Bosco Lubyayi Sentamu to scoop the NRM ticket for Mawokota South constituency will compete with four men for the seat. They include Yusuf
Nsibambi (FDC) who until recently was the chairman for Kampala District Land Board, Joseph Walakira and Kenneth Kiyingi Bbosa, a former MP for the same
Nakawuki believes that she stands out as the best option, among the five people vying to
replace John Bosco Lubyayi who conceded defeat in the party primaries and opted not to contest for the seat as an independent candidate.