Gunshots, arrests as youth storm NRM meeting in Bugiri

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Lumumba arriving in Bugiri for a meeting

Six people have been arrested for storming the venue where NRM was having a meeting in Bugiri district.

According to Bugiri DPC Geoffrey Ssebuyungo, the rowdy group raided Savanah hotel shortly after NRM Secretary General Kasule Lumumba arrived.

They planned to end the meeting prematurely, said NRM communications officer, Rogers Mulindwa.

The group mainly comprising young people walked to the venue shouting the slogans supportive of Asuman Basalirwa, the Opposition Jeema candidate in the parliamentary race.

They also carried his posters.

The NRM flag bearer for the same position John Francis Oketcho was among those attending the conference.

Ssebuyungo says the police was forced to fire some bullets to disperse the youth.

He identified those arrested as Bulesa Hassan, Waisswa Khasim, Musobya Sefu, Kakome Paul, Muyindi Kenneth and Nkwanga Hammad.

Four of these are not Bugiri residents and were reportedly ferried from Kampala.

Lumumba is in Bugiri Municipality this Thursday for administrative meetings intended to canvass support for NRM Flag bearers, Mr Oketcho John Francis (MP), Mr Ayubu Mulikiliza (Mayor) and all other flag bearers at various levels.

The SG will address this Conference that has attracted over 200 NRM delegates.

In attendance is Hon Lydia Wanyoto(Chairman Women’s League), Hon Taaka Agnes(Woman MP Bugiri District), NRM Flag bearers (MP and Mayor), LC 5 Chairman Bugiri district among others.

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