Gen Henry Tumukunde has spoken out about the scuffle with police in which he was injured during the Western Youth Member of Parliament elections in Fort Portal.
Whereas commissioner of police Dr John Kamya claims that the Gen Tumukunde was injured by fragments from a tear gas canister, Tumukunde insists that he was hit by a bullet.
“I’m an army general and I know the difference between a teargas canister and a bullet. This was a bullet because it was directly fired at me” Gen Tumukude told New Vision at Kalya Courts in Fort Portal.
Tumukunde has described the election exercise in which his son Amanya Tumukunde who was a candidate as extremely violent.
He accused the police and the military of facilitating violence which marred Monday’s elections at Kagote SDA Hall in Fort Portal.
“They (police and military) supported the youth of another side to overwhelm youth of another side” he stated.
He wondered how the regional returning officer Deo Natukunda declared a winner in an environment that was comprised of pistols and uniformed men.
“How can you declare a winner where you have pistols in a hall, uniformed people showing electorates where to vote, money and strange people entering the hall” he wondered.
Tumukunde claims that whereas the military and police sealed off the main entrance gate to bar none delegates from entering, other none electorates who even participated in the exercise were whisked into the hall through the rear gate.
“The policemen tried to fool us at the front gate; you would think everything is being controlled yet there was another gate outside where unregistered people were entering from” Tumukunde said.
He added that he would leave issues of the election to his son but was quick to add that if it was him, he would protest the results and petition the courts of law.