President Yoweri Museveni has started visiting all districts in the country which experienced violence and chaos in the just concluded NRM Primary elections.
Sources from State House confirmed that President Museveni is very much concerned about the growing levels of violence in NRM polls and has decided to visit all the districts that were married with chaos, to get firsthand information on what exactly transpired.
The purpose of Museveni’s visit to these districts is also to reconcile the aggrieved parties for the good of the NRM Party whose vision is to build a peaceful, united, democratic and harmonious Uganda.
Apparently, President Museveni is today, Thursday expected to visit Mbarara district in western Uganda before flying to Busoga region. He will then proceed to Mbale district and head to Teso subregion. In Mbale, supporters of the incumbent Connie Galiwango clashed with those of Lydia Wanyoto prompting police to fire live bullets. Police also fired a teargas canister at MP Galiwango leaving her in untold pain, resulting in protests from her supporters.
In Kapujan, Toroma County in Katakwi district, LCV chairperson Walter Elakas who was a candidate for Toroma County struggled to grab a gun from an LDU personnel and in the resulting chaos, a 60-year-old woman who was lining up for her candidate was shot dead.
Museveni has been talking tough on candidates who involve themselves on election malpractices and advised that the NRM government will deal with them for as long as there is enough evidence collected to pin them.
Minister Rukutana Mwesigwa is the latest bigwig to be arrested and remanded for orchestrating violence during the NRM primaries in Rushenyi County. Rukutana was charged with attempted murder and threatening violence when he grabbed a gun from his bodyguard and threatened to shoot his political opponent's supporters who had reportedly blocked his way.