A Forum for Democratic Change [FDC] party nominations turned chaotic on Wednesday as one of the candidates moved to beat up the secretary general.
The ugly incident happened at the Kyadondo East by-election nomination venue when an Independent candidate, Nkunyingi Muwada, and his supporters attempted to beat up Nandala Mafabi for allegedly favouring a certain clique of people in the party.
Mafabi who was waiting for the arrival of Apollo Kantinti, the FDC candidate for Kyadondo East, is accused of nepotism, sectarianism and myopic leadership.
“We are protesting the decision of Nandala Mafabi to sign the party card for someone related to him in one way or the other,” Muwada told Daily Monitor.
“If you are a leader, how do you abuse the secretary general who is the custodian of the law and I have done everything within the law,” the furious candidate added.
Muwada was seen rushing out of his car to grab Mafabi by the neck, only to be restrained by Uganda police.
On Tuesday, Muwada and his supporters had also tried to beat up Mafabi during the party’s National Executive Council (NEC) meeting that deliberated on the party’s candidate for Kyadondo East.
FDC is slated to hold party elections in November with Mafabi expected to contest for the party presidency.
Singer Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu popularly known by his stage name as Bobi Wine and Muwada had been invited to the meeting together with Mr Kantinti.
The candidates who start campaigns on June 2, include ruling NRM’s William Sitenda Sebalu, Mr Muwada (Independent), Kyagulanyi(Independent), Kantinti (FDC), Lilian Babirye (Democratic Party) and Sowedi Kayongo Male (Independent).