The Democratic Party has Tuesday dismissed claims by the National Resistance Movement party that their candidate in the Aruu North Parliamentary race, page http://context-beermann.de/templates/context_beermann/warp/helpers/browser.php Bernard Obina Ologi knocked dead one of the ruling party supporters during a rally in Olweny Village, Atanga Sub County.
The deceased NRM supporter was identified as Bosco Odongyik.
NRM claimed the incident happened just before the party Secretary General Justine Kasule Lumumba arrived in the area for campaigns.
Lumumba reportedly condemned the act and called upon police to investigate the incident and avail a report.
DP however, dismissed as unfounded these reports, and accused the NRM of playing with the emotions of the Aruu people.
Alex Waiswa the DP told press today, “It is absurd that the ruling party is pulling monkey tricks on us making; the locals believe that our candidate knocked dead one of their supporters at a rally which is not true.”
Waiswa said however, the opposition party will remain focused on winning the election and protecting the votes after election.
“On Thursday, the entire DP leadership will join hands in Aruu to ensure that we all protect the votes of our candidate,” he added.
The Aruu North MP seat fell vacant in February after the area MP Lucy Aciro Otim was thrown out of Parliament over election malpractices.