By Our Reporter
The FDC electoral commission has called off party primaries intended to choose a flag-bearer for the Bugweri District LC5 seat after candidates’ supporters traded blows amid accusations of rigging.
Yusuf Matambire and Grace Okurut are contesting to hold the FDC party flag for the election that is scheduled for next month.
However, on Saturday, the exercise to select the party flag bearer descended into chaos after supporters of each of the candidates accused each other of rigging after some voters found their names missing from the voters register while it also contained ghost voters.
The heated argument ended in blows forcing Busesa Police to intervene and cool down the nerves.
Mr Richard Kudeeba from the party electoral commission later called off the exercise until further notice.
“Together with the candidates, we have discovered that the register has some anomalies. On that basis, I postpone the election. As FDC we believe in a free and fair election,” he said.
Bugweri became independent after it was annexed from Iganga and became operational on July 1, 2017.