The National Resistance Movement (NRM) Electoral Commission Chairman Dr Tanga Odoi has suspended the party primary elections for Bukono County in Namutamba district due to violence.
Dr Odoi revealed Friday afternoon that he had decided to halt the elections after an agent of one of the candidates was murdered by unknown people.
The deceased, whose details he didn’t disclosed, was an agent of Junior Lands Minister Hon Persis Namuganza.
Namuganza is trying to retain her parliamentary seat on the NRM ticket, having served this ending term as an independent.
“Right now we have sent the police there to arrest anybody that was involved in this incident,” said Odoi.
Dr Odoi who is currently stationed in Bushenyi district said the voting exercise there was largely peaceful so far.
The same he said was the case in in other districts such as Ntungamo where violence had been projected.
“In Bushenyi, the elections are peaceful and in Ntungamo people are voting excitedly; I think anxiety is what will kill them not that they are being beaten,” he said.
Earlier in the day, Odoi suspended elections for both constituency and Woman MP in Mawogola County North due to violence.
The ruling party his holding its parliamentary primary elections at 64740 polling stations across 151 district around the country.