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Six oppositions supporters arrested in Bugiri ahead of the poll

by Odongo Christopher

At least 6 opposition supporters have been arrested by polic in Bugiri for disrupting a National Resistance Movement (NRM) meeting.


The youth who were armed with Asuman Basalirwa posters a JEEMA candidate, stormed the NRM meeting singing Basalirwa slogans.
The meeting was being chaired by Secretary Kasule Lumumba at Savanah Hotel in Bugiri municipality.

Police swiftly swang into action and fired bullets and teargas to disperse the rowdy youths. The meeting was halted briefly as police were busy battling the youths.
Bugiri District Police Commander, Geoffrey Ssebuyungo said they have apprehended 6 suspects identified as Hassan Bulesa, Khasim Waisswa, Sefu Musobya, Paul Kakome, Kenneth Muyindi and Hamad Nkwanga of which four of he claimed are residents of Kampala brought in the area to disrupt the poll. He asked the residents to remain peaceful and observe law and order during the remaining days of election period.

NRM candidate John Francis Oketcho who also attended the meeting said he has been dealing with such hooligans since his nomination but has been ignoring them because his focus not to cause cause havoc in the community but to seek election as an area member of parliament.
Lumumba who has been camping in the area since Monday to drum up support for Oketcho thanked police for acting professionally within the define law while dealing with the youths.

Voters will decide on 27th July in a race that attracted five candidates. The front runners are Eunice Namatende of FDC, Asuman Basalirwa of JEEMA and John Francis Oketcho of NRM.

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