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Protest As Police Arrests Rakai NUP LC 5 Candidate

Eliab Kiggundu Sango was arrested in Ntantamuchi sub-county for unknown reason ahead of the vote tally.

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National Unity Platform-NUP supporters in Rakai district are protesting the arrest of their candidate for the current Rakai LC V Chairperson’s seat.

Eliab Kiggundu Sango was arrested in Ntantamuchi sub-county for unknown reason ahead of the vote tally.

He had gone to monitor the progress of the exercise after information leaked that agents at different polling stations were planning to rig the polls for their candidates.

It is said that Kiggundu was heading to Kakundi health center II polling station when he was intercepted by police, which confiscated his mobile phones and took him to an unknown place.  

Sango was running against Godfrey Bajjungu, the NRM candidate, FDC’s Elisa Nicholas Ssekitende and independent candidates Samuel Kaggwa Ssekamwa, Ali Balekye, John Kasiiba, and Robert Nyondo.

Sango’s Chief Campaigner, Grace Nalubega, says that she received a call from the candidate indicating that he had been surrounded by police.     

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Cue out:………..okugezaako esimu ye tekyaliko.”//  

She says that she has engaged Charles Mubiru, the Rakai Resident District Police Commissioner to intervene in time to see that Sango is released from wherever he was taken.

Mubiru confirmed to URN the arrest of the candidate, saying that he has rushed to Ntantamuchi to ensure that he is released.

He says such unexplained arrests may cause unrest in the district, which he does not want to happen. 

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Cue out:………..ntegere ebigenda mumaaso sebo.”

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