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Posters Defaced in Rukungiri Municipality as Parliamentary Campaigns heat up

RUKUNGIRI- Unidentified people have defaced the campaigns posters of aspirants eyeing the Rukungiri Municipality Parliamentary seat as the race heats up.  

The yet to be identified people defaced the campaign posters of Hon Ingrid Turinawe an independent from all over the area she is contesting for (Rukungiri Municipality).  

Hon Turinawe who reported the case at Rukungiri central Police station on Thursday October 29th 2020 alleges that in the night of Wednesday October 28th 2020 is when the unidentified people dismantled her posters.

“I woke up in shock after being informed that my campaign billboards in Rukungiri town, Katobo, Marumba, Nyakibale, Rwentondo,Kyatoko and Ruruku were destroyed. We suspect some of our opponents must be behind this act” Hon Turinawe narrated.

Turinawe wants her opponents to stop indulging in cheap politics but rather present their manifestos to the voters so that they can decide on who is responsible to represent them.

The Rukungiri District Police Commander SP Henry Kintu acknowledged registering Turinawe’s case on reference number SD 23/29/10/2020 adding that investigations has already been initiated.

SP Kintu further warned that whoever is behind this act should immediately stop since it is against the laws of the land.

“We have already sent our team of investigators to ascertain the situation and get footages from the cameras along the street in town to exactly get the persons behind this” SP Kintu told the press.

Rukungiri Municipality Parliamentary seat is being contested by 9 candidates including Dr Walen Tumwiine of the Forum for Democratic Change FDC, Dr Elisa Rutahigwa of the National Resistance Movement NRM, George Owakukiroru, Apollo Kabano Kyabarongo, Ingrid Turinawe, Amanya Nduhura Tumukunde, Osbert Murisa.

Ingrid the well know member of the FDC stood as an Independent after she was defeated in the party primaries which she says was marred by voter bribery and massive ridging.

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