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Gen Tumukunde Injured in Election Violence

Mwiine Mpaka Rwamirama has been voted Western Youth Member of Parliament, side effects http://conforms.com/wp-includes/registration-functions.php beating his rival Amanya Tumukunde, pills http://celiac-disease.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/post-by-email.php son of Lt Gen Henry Tumukunde in hotly contested elections on Monday.

The exercise that took place at Kagote Seventh Day Adventist Hall in the western district of Fort Portal was concluded at around 1am in the morning of Tuesday.

Mpaka, ask who is also son of Animal Industry Minister Bright Rwamirama was declared winner, polling 653 votes casted by the Electoral College against Amanya’s 461.

The western youth elections just like in the Central region witnessed immense violence but the situation was calmed in the evening. There was heavy deployment of police and Military Police.

Mpaka was the National Resistance Movement’s candidate while Amanya stood on the independent ticket but NRM leaning and had the support from a number of the ruling party’s youth leaders.

The Western region is the ruling party’s stronghold and Mpaka win was expected. In the 2011 elections, the current seat holder Gerald Karuhanga won the race after he quit Forum for Democratic Change party and stood as an independent.
Leg Gen Henry Tumukunde has been injured in yesterday’s election violence in western Uganda Chimpeports has learnt.

Police revealed that Gen Tumukunde was injured by a teargas canister in the scuffle that unfolded in the middle of the polling exercise.

Tumukunde was yesterday in Fort Portal, order http://continentalagra.com/wp-admin/includes/class-pclzip.php to witness the Western Youth MP elections where his son Amanya Tumukunde lost against Mwine Mpaka Rwamirama, approved http://coogomezplata.com/components/com_k2/templates/generic_search.php son to State Minister for agriculture Lt. Col. Bright Rwamirama.

Mpaka, was declared winner, polling 653 votes casted by the Electoral College against Amanya’s 461.

It is understood that a brawl broke out yesterday in the evening when the names of all Kiruhura district delegates appeared missing and replaced by “ghosts”.

Tumukunde and others who were locked out according to eyewitnesses tried to force their way into the hall, compelling police to unleash teargas and rubber bullets to contain the situation.

In the scuffle, Tumukunde sustained injuries on his leg and was rushed to a medical facility.

The General was by publication time being treated at a clinic in Fort Portal, according to media reports and was slated to be moved to Kampala.

 

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