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National Resistance Movement offices torched by angry youth

by Odongo Christopher

police cordon the NRM office

Angry residents in Nebbi municipality have burnt down ruling National Resistance Movement offices in the town. Tension has been high in Nebbi town between NRM supporters and opposition supporters since July by-election in July. The residents accused electoral commission of conniving with the ruling party to rig the hotly contested election.

NRM Sulaiman Hashim was declared the winner with a margin of just 120 votes over his closest rival Robert Onega of opposition Forum for Democratic Change.

The announcement by the electoral commission spark protests in Nebbi town with residents accusing ruling party of election rigging.

Onega challenged the election result in court seeking vote recounts but his petition was thrown out for lack of merit sparking more demonstration.

On Saturday, a group of angry youth torched down the NRM offices destroying several documents and office equipment.

Police in the district they have picked up investigations to arrest the unidentified criminals. They warned the residents taking law in to their hand.

Police further urged the resident to remain calm and wait the outcome of election petition which will be determined the high court.

Hashim blamed the act on opposition supporters whom he accused of intimidating and inciting resident against the ruling party.

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