Security has been beefed up in Rukiga district ahead of the Tuesday National Resistance Movement primary elections for the District Woman MP, LC5 chairperson and councilors.
ACP Paul Nkore, the Kigezi Regional Police Commander says scores of officers have been deployed in all the four sub counties of Rwamucucu, Kashambya, Kamwezi, and Bukinda as well as Muhanga town council to avert any possible violence in the Tuesday polls.
Dr Tanga Odoi, the NRM chairman of the party electoral commission had earlier warned of masqueraders coming from neighboring Kabale and Rubanda districts to disrupt the exercise.
Odoi also warned all the MPs from the region to keep off the elections, and wait for the flag bearers to be named.
Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Livingstone Rugunda urged voters in the district to maintain peace and refrain from violent acts. He also urged that whoever wins or loses should accept the outcomes to maintain peace in the district.
Six candidates are vying for the Woman Member of Parliament seat, namely Abigail Victoria Atukunda, Alice Basobokwe, Caroline Kamusiime Muhwezi, Charity Tumubweine, Pamela Kyomugisha Kihumuro and Maureen Kyarisima; while Jackson Asiimwe Rwamwehare, Dr. Alexander Kampikaho and Denis Willey Nkwasibwe want the district chairperson seat on NRM ticket.