The Election of National Resistance Movement Leaders in Sembabule district has been suspended over violent clashes among NRM Supporters.
On Monday morning, violent clashes erupted between Theodore Ssekikubo, the MP Lwemiyaga and Sam Kuteesa, the foreign affairs Minister.
The clashes left two people, including a detective with Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence shot and several others wounded.
The injured were reportedly shot by unidentified body guard purportedly for MP Ssekikubo.
Fred Ssekiwere, the Southern Region Police commander rushed to the scene of violence. He says they have resolved to cancel the elections until the situation normalizes.
Ssekiwere says they have started investigating how MP Ssekikubo his and body guard only identified as Alex who allegedly shot at the two people and severely injured scores.
Ssekiwere also says police are hunting for MP Ssekikubo, his body guard and a number of NRM supporters to answer to charges of attempted murder. He also says the situation has normalized but the polls will resume tomorrow.
However, Theodore Ssekikubo, says he intervened because several of his supporters had been left out of the eligible voters. He also denies his body guard's involvement in the shootout.
In the meantime, Emmanuel Ssekiimpi, the Sembabule NRM Returning officer says the polls will go on today as planned despite the clashes. Ssekimpi says they have asked police to provide security to stop any further clashes.
But witnesses say it is only Minister Sam Kuteesa and his supporters who are still around the polling station waiting for polls. It is still unclear whether the elections will be free and fair, because it is only Sam Kuteesa who has declared his intentions for this seat, following the disappearance of Herman Ssentongo who had earlier declared interests to battle with Sam Kuteesa.