Police in Mpigi district on Monday engaged in running battles with supporters of Mawokota South FDC parliamentary candidate Yusuf Nsibambi in an attempt to stop a procession by his supporters.
Yusuf Nsibambi, the former Kampala Land Board chairperson was slated to launch his campaigns but faced a hard time at Buseese Village when the Police commanded by the District Police Commander Frank Natamba fired teargas canisters to disperse hundreds of the supporters who were following him.
From Buseese, Nsibambi's motorcade proceeded to Nkozi playground where he addressed his supporters but the rally ended prematurely.
By the time the Police fired teargas canisters, musician Gravity Omutujju was entertaining the fans while a joyous Nsibambi was waving to the hundreds of his supporters atop his campaign van.
Police also temporarily blocked the road from Uganda Martyrs' University, Nkozi to Kayabwe to stop the procession from proceeding to Kayabwe Town Council.
According to Natamba, the Police intervened to stop the procession because they were contravening the directives on COVID-19 and also the Electoral Commission guidelines on gatherings.
Nsibambi later held a meeting with a few supporters at Jalia City in Buyaaya.
The Mawokota South parliamentary race also has Suzan Nakawuki Nsambu of NRM, Joel Mirembe of NUP, Joseph Walakira an independent and Kenneth Kiyingi Bbosa also an independent.