19th July 2018
By Okoodi Deo
Virgina Mugenyi Plan the FDC flag bearer in Shema Municipality Parliamentary campaigns has appealed to Inspector General of Police and the EC to intervene in the ongoing campaigns to stop intimidation and harassment her supporters.
The appeal follows the alleged assault of FDC party supporters by NRM supporters last evening.
Addressing a press conference at Mayor’s Gardens in Sheema Municipality Virginia said that her supporters were assaulted in Katwe cell Kashozi parish as they escorted her after having addressed a rally in the same parish. She said this is very sad warned that in case they retaliate the situation will be worse.
Ingrid Turinawe said the intimidation is meant to scare their supporters from turning up for voting and noted that they faced similar situations in previous by-elections like Jinja and Rukungiri municipalities but didn’t stop FDC party Flag bearers from winning. She urged voters to be brave saying the party has started getting more support from the citizens and all what they are going through will be history.
Sheema Resident District Commissioner Willy Turyamuboona said that he has constituted a team of security personnel to investigate the incident and warned that whoever will be found to have perpetrated the violence will face the law.
Virginia is facing off Dr. Elioda Tumwesigye the NRM flag bearer and five other independent candidates in the race.
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