Forum for Democratic Change [FDC] party has accused authorities in Kaabong district of campaigning for the ruling party candidate on election day.
They party shared images of a vehicle registration number UAZ 629N which is allegedly owned by the NRM Woman MP candidate in Kaabong.
“…and it’s what ASP Odur and District RDC [Rex Achilla] are using to campaign for an NRM candidate on election day,” FDC said.
“As a matter of fact, campaigns officially closed on 24th Sept 2019 but the arrogance of NRM and their sycophants make them think they are above the law.”
The people of Kaabong District go to the polls today to elect their Woman Member of Parliament.
The seat fell vacant after the incumbent, Lily Akello chose to represent the newly created Karenga District that became operational on July 1.
The race is between FDC’s Adyaka Judith Nalibe and NRM’s Christine Tubo Nakwang.
In Hoima, FDC Woman MP Candidate Kamanda Asinasi Nyakato will be taking on NRM candidate Harriet Businge Mugenyi Akiiki.
FDC alreadylodged a complaint against the heavy deployment of military personnel in Hoima District ahead of today’s Parliamentary elections.
The complaint dated September 25, 2019, was authored by FDC Secretary General Nathan Nandala Mafabi who wants the electoral commission to investigate the heavy deployment and involvement of military operatives in the polls.
Nandala says there are clear indications that the presence of the military is intended to intimidate and scare their supporters.
According to him, a number of Opposition supporters continue to face repression, harassment, arbitrary arrests and beating by the military in the run-up to the polls, adding that many of them are now living in fear.
The Hoima Woman Parliamentary Seat fell vacant after Tophace Kaahwa Byagira, the former Woman MP opted to represent the newly created Kikuube district that became operational on July 1, 2019.