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Kabale: Election Violence Resumes

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By the close of the three months campaigning period last evening, sickness http://crfg.org/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/3rd-party/bitly.php the opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) were counting a significant amount of money and numerous gifts they received during nationwide rallies of their presidential candidate Col Dr Kizza Besigye.

The party announced today that they had managed to collect a total of Shs 96.8 million from their enthusiastic supporters around the country.

On top of this, generic they also received 11 heads of cattle, 78 goats, “countless chicken,” and other donations to the fourth time presidential candidate.

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The FDC’s Chief Mobilizer Mrs Ingrid Turinawe told Chimpreports this afternoon that these kinds donations were a clear sign that Ugandans ‘will this time send the President they want to State House.’

Most of the people who made these donations, she said, were impoverished people in rural areas.

“People were giving in want they had, mostly coins. Others gave us 1000, 2000 and others 5000. Getting these small denominations to total up to nearly 100million shows you that people this time are committed to change,” she said. “Remember, every coin is a vote.”

“We were indeed amused to see how poor people were committed to the struggle and how excited they were to see their candidate.

Turinawe says Besigye's supporter are this time ready to push him to State House

Turinawe says Besigye’s supporters are this time ready to push him to State House

Mrs Tunirawe observed that the people’s behavior in this campaign season unlike the previous ones, pointed to the fact that they not only want change, but are also devoted to resist voter bribery.

She noted, “If someone picks his or her 1000 shillings and gives it to the candidate they want, to support him, that person is unlikely to accept another 1000 from another candidate.”

“Besides, people who have paid to support their candidate’s campaign will not tolerate vote rigging of any kind.”

Dr Kiiza Besigye while in Fort Portal a few weeks ago said that he had never received the kind of support he saw in this campaign.
Police in Kabale are investigating circumstances under which two supporters of the Independent Rukiga County Member of Parliament Aspirant, viagra http://concernedafricascholars.org/wp-content/themes/default/images/header-img.php Dr. Alex Kampikaho were attacked last night.

The victims are Edward Turyatemba and David Kaana Kamugisha, http://copdx.org.au/wp-includes/rest-api.php both residents of Kibanda parish in Kamwezi sub county, Kabale District.

The victims claim they were attacked by a group of supporters of the Rukiga County National Resistance Movement party flag bearer, Hebert Kabafunzaki at around 01:00am.

Turyatemba said the attackers led by one Enock Karuhaga and Sysco armed with sticks asked him to explain why he is not supporting Kabafunzaki. He says they then beat him up and broke his leg.

Kamugisha told our reporter that he managed to identify Enock and  Tibeijuka before they vandalized his house security lights.

Cases have been registered at Kamwezi police post against the suspects, under file number: SD07/17/02/2016 and SD 08/17/02/2016.

The Police spokesperson for Kigezi region, Elly Maate condemned the act and revealed that investigations are ongoing.

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