The National Resistance Movement election violence that has rocked Lyantonde for the last three days has forced Betty Kamya, to cancel her Federal campaigns in the area.
Lyantonde town council is currently under curfew following the clashes by NRM supporters protesting against the poll results.
Trouble started last evening when Minister of State for Health James Kakooza, the incumbent Member of Parliament was declared the official NRM flag bearer for Kabula county seat.
Davis Kibuuka, the Lyantonde NRM deputy register announced Kakooza winner after polling 16,502 votes against 16,445 votes garnered by his main rival Amos Asiimwe Kinwamachunda.
Joshua Bamwiine, the other NRM candidate managed to poll 5 votes.
However, the NRM supporters led by other candidates at all levels stormed out of the tally center and begun demonstrating against the polls. Police fired in the air to disperse the angry supporters.
Betty Kamya, the president general of Uganda Federal Alliance, was scheduled to hold rallies in Lyantonde to propagate her federal campaigns in the area. Kamya has however cancelled her rallies in Lyantonde.
Kamya explains that she has decided to cancel the federal crusade in Lyantonde because the town is now a no go area. Kamya says soldiers who have taken over security from police men in Lyantonde, have scared all her participants.
Kamya claims that more than 100 participants who had started coming in have also been forced to go back because of fear of violence. She says several of her supporters have also called her telling her that they will not attend because For fear of violence.
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Kamya, who is also the Member of Parliament for Lubaga North has asked president Museveni to address the NRM party primary election violence, which has rocked the country.
She says if the president does, Uganda will slip into a serious crisis.
Meanwhile, more than 20 NRM candidates who have lost in the NRM primaries in Lyantonde have declared their interests to stand as independents in the upcoming general elections.
The candidates are Fred Nayebale Kyamuzigita, the incumbent Lyantonde LC5 chairman who lost to his vice chairman Fred Muhangi.
He says the polls were not free and fair. Nayebale says he will stand as an independent candidate because he was cheated.
He claims that Minister Kakooza was involved in vote rigging in Kasagama sub County in favour of his rival Fred Muhangi.
In the meantime, Lyantonde remains abandoned with heavily armed soldiers patrolling the streets. In Lyantonde Taxi Park, all the taxis have abandoned for fear of burning their vehicles.
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