Ntungamo NRM Primaries: Election in Rukutana Hometown Suspended as Thugs Flee with Voter Register

Voting in some parts of Rushenyi in Ntungamo District, Western Uganda, has been postponed over violence, Chimp Corps report.

In Rubaare sub-county, elections were not held after unidentified men ran away with the register.

The area is the birthplace of area MP and Minister Mwesigwa Rukutana.

This has raised fear that the men who fled with the register were supporters of Rukutana’s rival, Naome Kabasharira.

In some villages in the Town Council, elections could not be held due to violence.

The NRM Electoral Commission Registrar, Maria Mirembe Baitwa registrar decided to postpone elections in that sub county, saying a new date for polls in the affected areas will be communicated.

Currently, the vote tallying is underway.

The race is too close to call.

In Ngoma sub county, Rukutana led with 6,622 votes while Kabasharira garnered 3,248 votes.

Kabasharira is leading in Rugarama sub-county.

On Wednesday night, September 2, about six men were arrested by police in Rubaare carrying sticks and guns in a van.

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