KAABONG – The FDC Secretary-General Mr. Nathan Nandala Mafabi and the Mr. Samson Lokeris, the member of parliament for Dodoth East in Kaabong district have on Wednesday 25 engaged in verbal arguments forcing Mafabi to box Lokeris in a day broad light.
The fight which was stopped by the Resident District Commissioner of Kaabong Mr. Achia Rex started after Lokeris allegedly incited the people to get money from Nandala saying he (Nandala) had gone to Kaabong to distribute money.
In the response, Nandala accused Lokeris and other Karamoja MPs for concentrating on eating food in the parliamentary canteen forgetting to address the issues affecting the people of Karamoja.
Mr. Nandala told the people of Kaabong that Karamoja MPs are the first to rush to the canteen of parliament and fill plates with food while other MPs are busy deliberating with the national issues affecting their constituencies.
“Let me tell you the people of Kaabong and Karamoja at large your MPs of Karamoja do not mind about you, go and do research and see how many times have Karamoja MPs spoken on the floor of parliament you will see they are not there but when it comes food they are the first to eat even when the debate is going on the floor of parliament,” he said.
This angered Lokeris who is also the chairperson of Karamoja parliamentary group to order Nandala Mafabi to leave Amudat or else he will taste the wreath of the people of Karamoja.
Immediately Nandala punched Lokeris at the stomach but they were separated by the security officials.
They were made to reconcile by the RDC who warned them against causing more conflict’s.
When asked why he punched his colleague, Nandala attributed the suffering of the people of Karamoja to the MPs.
Meanwhile, the elections are currently going on although with low voter turnout in most of the polling stations across the district. People are busy with their usual work
Mr. Paul Bukenya, the deputy public relation’s officer said the election has started peacefully and the materials were delivered to various polling stations on to.