NRM primaries: police deploys as six battle for Rukiga seat

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Abigail Victoria campaigns in Rukiga district

Voting materials were inspected as early as 6am while voting kicked off at around 8am in Rukiga district.

Those vying for the Rukiga Woman MP seat include; Caroline Kamusiime Muhwezi, Maureen Kyarisiima, Charity Ainebyoona Tumubweine, Alice Basobokwe, Atukunda Abigail Victoria and Pamella Kyomugisha Kihumuro.

The Electoral Commission in June suspended the district Woman Member of Parliament and district chairperson elections due to lack of funds.

Close to 500 police men and women are deployed in Rukiga district to oversee NRM primaries.

The night was largely peaceful except for a few incidents in Kamwezi.

Asumani Mugyenyi, Director of Operations Police, is in charge of the security in Rukiga district.

Asuman Mugyenyi is in charge of security

In 2001, Hon Manzi Tumubweine faced off with Hon Jack Sabiti in one of the most violent elections in the then Kabale district.

NRM electoral commission chairman, Dr Tanga Odoi, is also on the ground to ensure everything goes on smoothly.

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