Anti-riot police was this morning forced to shoot in the air to quell violent clashes between factions of NRM supporters in Sembabule town council.
The clashes have left two officials shot and several other with severe injuries.
The two injured are Stephen Tandeka, the Ntusi sub county NRM returning officer and Habib Nsamba, a security operative. They have been taken to Sembabule hospital in critical conditions.
Matilda Nabukalu, witnessed the scuffle and she explians that Nsamba was shot in the stomach while Tandeka was shot in the legs.
The injured were reportedly shot by an unidentified bodyguard purpotedly for MP Theodore Ssekikubo.
Nabukalu explains that trouble started when Theodore Ssekikubo, the MP Lwemiyaga stormed Sembabule Town council football ground, the venue for the polls and demanded that the elections be called off.
Ssekikubo, who was escorted by a number of his supporters, confiscated all the electoral materials protesting against the election of Sembabule NRM district leaders.
In response, Sam Kuteesa, the incumbent Sembabule NRM Chairman and Hanifa Kawooya, the area Woman MP attempted to intervene to remove the confiscated election materials from MP Ssekikubo and his supporters.
But Ssekikubo's body guard pulled the trigger and shot at the two officials sending the crowds scampering for their lives.
Hanifa Kawooya, the Sembabule Woman MP has accused MP Ssekikubo of hiring a group of hooligans to disrupt the polls. Kawooya says the elections have now been halted because MP Ssekikubo is threatening to shoot and kill anyone.
Stephen Okwi, the Sembabule DPC says he has ordered for the arrest of Ssekikubo's body guard who was involved in the shooting. Okwi says he is still waiting for his boss Maj. Gen. Kale Kayihura to instruct him on whether to cancel the elections.
In the meantime, MP Ssekikubo is still camping at Sembabule football ground polling center.
Several anti-riot policemen have been deployed to restore calm in the district.
This is not the first time MP Ssekikubo is involved in polling disruptions. In 2006, Ssekikubo grabbed a ballot box in Sembabule town during District Youth elections and disappeared with it.