NRM calls for calm ahead of Arua by-election

NRM calls for calm ahead of Arua by-election
President Museveni arriving at Boma Grounds in Arua Municipality yesterday, campaigning for NRM MP flag bearer, Tiperu Nusura

The National Resistance Movement (NRM) party has called for calm ahead of tomorrow’s Arua Municipality Member of Parliament by-election.

Addressing the media in Arua town on Tuesday, NRM Deputy Secretary-General Richard Tadwong said tomorrow’s election should not be a “do or die.”

Tadwong says NRM has been defeated in elections and has also defeated opposition several times and therefore there should be nothing unique about tomorrow’s election. He says NRM has calmed its supporters and opposition parties should do the same.

He further claims that some opposition parties are ferrying “outsiders” into Arua Municipality to cause chaos and violence. Those outsiders ferried into Arua, Tadwong says they should restrain themselves.

Tadwong’s call follows last night’s scuffle in which stones were allegedly pelted at the convoy of President Museveni as he departed from the rally for NRM candidate Nusura Tiperu, shattering behind glass of one of president’s lead car.

Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine’s driver Yasin Kawuma was shot dead in the scuffle. At least 38 people were arrested including Bobi Wine, Independent candidate Kasiano Wadiri and other several MPs.

Tadwong said NRM is demanding report from police as to why their supporters are being attacked constantly and why the president was attacked last evening.