Byabakama told journalists this evening at the nomination centre which has been set up in Kyambogo that the commission has received reports that several presidential aspirants have mobilized supporters to hold processions to accompany them for nomination.
Owoyesigyire says that the suspects were arrested with from car tyres, fuels in jerry cans and drums, bottles and machetes among others. He says that the suspects led police officers to the areas they had kept the exhibits upon interrogation.
Of the 10 candidates that have been cleared for nominations, only they have pinned posters along the Kyambogo Road. They include President Museveni, General Henry Tumukunde, and Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu.
The party has also defied a requirement for COVID-19 testing of all people intending to accompany the candidates to the nomination centre in Kyambogo. The Electoral Commission set a restriction of only ten members for each of the aspirants accessing the venue, and that each of them will be required to have a negative COVID-19 test result.
Although the ceremony was peaceful, coloured by prayers and worship, the arrival of politicians sparked disorder, as crowds fought to have a glimpse on them. The politicians included Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu, Lands Minister Beti Kamya, and State Minister for Tourism Godfrey Kiwanda Suubi.
According to guidelines issued earlier by the Police, all Presidential aspirants and candidates will not be allowed to hold any processions along the road and will equally, have restricted access to the Central Business District, and all junctions that join the Kampala – Jinja Highway between Spear Motors and Kireka Trading Centre.
Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Patrick Onyango defended the police after images started circulating on social media showing men dressed in a replica of the Police Uniform, defacing campaign posters along the Kampala-Entebbe Highway and within the Kampala Central Business District.
Police have identified the deceased as Polycarp Lokeris and Lotyang John Bosco Lokurukan, both residents of Komuria in Kaabong district. Polycarp Lokeris was a graduate of engineering from Kyambogo university having completed his bachelor's course from in 2019.
Amuriat says that Soroti, being his home and the genesis of his political career will be best suited for the launch of his historic journey in politics. He was speaking during a radio Talkshow in Soroti district last evening.