Court heard that security intercepted the accused persons on their way to court and took them to Makindye Military barracks before they appeared before the General Court-martial on charges of illegal possession of ammunition before they were remanded to Kitalya prisons.
Yasin Madoi, the NUP Industrial City Division parliamentary candidate, says declaration forms were signed prior to the end of the election, which is illegal. He says he intends to seat down with him to decide a way forward on their next course of action.
Addressing journalists at the DP headquarters in Kampala, the party Spokesperson, Enock Opio Okoler, said the entire election right from the campaigns was marred with human right violations and can’t pass the test of free and fair elections.
According to Masaka Regional Police Spokesperson Muhammad Nsubuga, the suspects were arrested over the last five days. Some directly attacked their opponents while others destroyed election materials and participated in a post-election protests.
Jimmy Patrick Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson told URN in an interview that the postmortem conducted at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital morgue indicates that a chemical substance was found in the deceased’s body.
According to Odong, he decided to secure his life and that of his family following what has been happening across the country with security personnel arresting and torturing opposition supporters and candidates.
Muhammad Nsubuga, the Greater Masaka Regional Police Spokesperson, says they are still pursuing the suspects for their involvement in electoral malpractices. He says they have already summoned the presiding officers from the said polling stations to record statements.
At the Kyebando Road Junction where a number of policemen and military are manning the roadblock all motorcyclists and pedestrians are directed to use other roads leading in and out of the city. Kamwokya residents say the heavy military and police presence has paralyzed business.
Winnie Kiiza, the national coordinator of the Alliance for National Transformation and out-going Kasese District Woman MP, says they have come together as opposition forces in the district to defend the remaining elective positions they are holding.
On Monday the two losers stormed Pabbo Sub County Police Post claiming that they had recovered ballot boxes from the home of Martha Aloyo a resident of Palwong Parish, Kony Paco Village in Pabbo Sub County.
Kampala district registrar and returning officer Frederick Muwaya says there are 36 contenders for division lord mayors, and 484 for Kampala Capital City Authority councilors and 2,904 for division councilors.
According to Namugga, majority of the voters in the area have been longing for a change in political leadership and have been missing out on dependable candidates who have the audacity to withstand all sorts of pressure exerted opposition candidates who attempted to contest in the area.
The investigation is being headed by the Commissioner of Police Francis Olugu, who is overseeing electoral ffences in Acholi Sub-region. It stems from a complaint raised by incumbent Lamwo District Woman Legislator Molly Lanyero.