DIGP Sabiiti Muzeyi, Tanga Odoi camp in Sembabule ahead of tomorrow’s NRM primaries
The Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIGP) Maj. Gen. Sabiiti Muzeyi and National Resistance Movement-NRM electoral commission chairman Dr. Tanga Odoi have camped in Sembabule district as tension escalates ahead of tomorrow’s NRM parliamentary primaries for Mawogola North and West constituencies.
Odoi has today convened a meeting with stakeholders; it’s already clarified that every sub-county shall be manned by a District Police Commander (DPC) with about 200 police officers, polls will kickoff at 11am and Uganda People’s Defence Force-UPDF soldiers have also been deployed to reinforce police in the hotspots.
In Mawogola West, incumbent Joseph Ssekabiito Kitayimbwa is facing Sembabule district woman MP Hanifa Bangirana Kawooya while in Mawogola North where high tension is, Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa’s daughter Shartsi Kutesa is facing President Museveni’s brother Godfrey Aine Kaguta.
The primaries in two constituencies were halted hours to the polling day on September 4,2020, Tanga Odoi yesterday threatened to call off the election again and the constituencies remain without flag-bearers if violence continues dominating the area. Authorities have promised a calm situation.
Meanwhile,elections in Bukanga (26 villages) Isingiro district and Nyabushozi (28 villages) Kiruhura district will be held on October 2,2020.