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Besigye Supporters Clash With Police As Kasese Nominations Kick Off

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ask http://cusanus-studierende.de/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/modules/really-simple-captcha.php geneva; font-size: small;”>FDC’s Winfred Kiiza and Independent candidate Rosette Kayesu Kagoro were nominated today.

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Reports from Kasese town indicate that police had running battles with FDC supporters after Kiiza’s nomination.

Drama started unfolding when party president Kizza Besigye insisted on leading a procession of FDC supporters through the town against the police’s wish.

Heavily-armed anti-riot police personnel quickly swung into action, blocking all the main entrances to Kasese town.

This sparked fury among FDC diehards, who pelted stones at police.

The battle lasted a few minutes.

Our reporter says police overpowered Besigye’s crowd and drove it towards Bwera. Kiiza’s nominations attracted prominent politicians who included CP’s Ken Lukyamuzi, (Rtd) Maj. Edward Rurangaranga, (UPC) among others.

The NRM candidate Rehema Muhindo is expected to be nominated tomorrow and NRM politicians are also said to have started arriving in the district.

Kiiza was sent out of parliament in June after court ruled that there were irregularities in the election that led to her victory.

A panel of three judges led by Justice Catherine Bamuhegaine delivered the ruling which nullified Winfred Kiiza’s victory and ordered for fresh elections.

The judges said that over 6,000 votes were invalidated without a proper procedure leading court to declare the election unfair.

Kizza was dragged to court by her immediate rival Rehema Muhindo claiming that the elections were not free and fair citing the invalidation of over 6,000 votes.

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