By; Ben Musanje
Iganga District woman Member of Parliamentary election has turned bloody with Supporters of mainly the National Resistance Movement (NRM) and Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) candidates ran rowdy and many of them were brutally assaulted.
According to FDC youth mobilizer, Zeridah Kakayi violence erupted last evening in Busei where thugs armed with pangas and sticks attacked people who were coming from candidate Mariam Natale Naigaga’s campaign leaving them with several wounds.”
Kakayi adds that like in the past elections, the regime applies different uncouth methods to win elections include, Voter bribery, intimidation and rigging among others.
The assaulted were rushed to Iganga main hospital for medical attention.
Some of the identified victims are Sowed Waiswa, Hamza Muwaya, Badiru Wakake, Joram Osero, and Henry Kagunda.
Iganga Woman MP Seat became vacant following the death of Hailat Khauda, who died as a result of pregnancy complications in July this year. The polling date is September 14, 2017.
Stiff completion is between FDC candidate Naigaga and NRM’s Brenda Asinde.
Other contestants are Mariam Nakato (Independent), Aziza Kakerewe (Independent) and Olivia Kwagala Mawanda.
This violence comes just a few days after a vehicle knocked down many people who were coming from Naigaga’s rallies, killing one of them.