The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga and National Resistance Movement-NRM party delegates in Acholi defied the Ministry of Health`s guidelines on the control of COVID-19 during campaigns for the Central Executive Committee-CEC positions.
Kadaga who is seeking to retain her seat as the National Female NRM Vice-Chairperson was campaigning alongside Mike Mukula, Sam Engola, Moses Kalisa Kalangwa and William Nokrach, the Member of Parliament Representing Persons With Disabilities for Northern Uganda, among others.
The event was held at St Monica Girl`s Tailoring School in Laroo-Bardege Division in Gulu on Sunday, where contenders drew over 500 delegates from across Acholi Sub Region.
But only a handful of them wore face masks and attempted to observe social distancing.
Hell broke loose when Kadaga arrived at the venue later in the evening triggering a stampede as the delegates charged towards her direction to welcome her.
She joined the crowd in dancing, singing and ululating while marching through the aisle. The less than five policemen deployed at the venue looked on helplessly.
As of Sunday, Gulu had registered four community cases of coronavirus disease, as numbers continue to escalate across the country.