Several people believed to be Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) supporters sustained injury after being attack on there way from election rally. According to FDC secretary for mobilization Igrind Turinawe, the attack was masterminded by NRM candidate Hon. Elioda Tumwesigye who is also MP for Sheema North constituency as well as minister of science, technology and innovation. Turinawe claimed that Elioda has realized that he is heading for a shock loss hence resorting to using state mercenary to unlease the terror.
The attacked were the excited group of people who had accompanied Hon. Plan Virginia from her campaign rally. They were attacked on Wednesday evening on their way back home. Several of them sustained serious injuries on their heads.
Bamwesigye Wilson who is leading Virginia Plan task force of Kasozi division and Byaruhanga Charles a supporter are among those who have been severely injured.
According to Turinawe, the operation to attack FDC supporters was led by a one Rwayeshere Ashrap, Matsiko Obed and Kamukama Kinyindo whom she claimed all had guns though we could not independently verify this claim.
Turinawe who is also leading the compaingn trail in the area claimed those who were recording the incident were also beaten and had their gadgets destroyed.
“Activist Tusasirwe Emanuel who attempted to record the events was also beaten and his phone vandalized.” Turinawe said.
Turinawe condemned the act and said those people were attacked mainly because they are NRM supporters but opted to back opposition candidate.
“The biggest crime that led to the beating of these people is supporting Plan VIRGINIA. Bamwesigye Wilson is supporting Plan yet he is NRM, his leg has been fractured, he is in great pain.” Turinawe added.
The race in Sheema is stiff between opposition party FDC and ruling NRM party. The election is slated for 29 July and both parties are making final touches to their campaign.