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Buikwe South MP Elect, Seven FDC Polling Agents Arrested at Nyenga

The Buikwe South Member of Parliament elect Dr Michael Bayiga Lulume has been arrested together with seven polling agents for the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC LC5 candidate Jimmy Kananbi ahead of the tallying exercise.
Heavy deployment at Nyenga police station where the suspects are detained


The Buikwe South Member of Parliament elect Dr Michael Lulume Bayiga has been arrested together with seven polling agents for the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC LC5 candidate Jimmy Kananbi ahead of tallying exercise.

Lulume has been working as the overall supervisor for the FDC candidate in Buikwe. However, ahead of the tallying exercise, Nyenga police started arresting Kanaabi’s agents in Nyenga Division Njeru Municipality. 

According to Kanaabi, he received a telephone call that his polling agents were being arrested from most of the polling stations without clear reasons. 

“I got a call that my team of over seven people had been arrested with the member of parliament elect for Buikwe South,"  Kanaabi said.  "We are very sure that my opponent’s team from the NRM, has been in the field giving out money with the help of the police and must have masterminded these arrests.”

All the arrested persons are currently detained at Nyenga police station with the entire premises restricted to none-police officers.

Lulume explained on telephone that he had gone to supply food to the polling agents and the police intercepted him.

“We had taken food to our polling agents at Butembe polling station and the police arrested us thinking that we had something in our car but they only found food," Lulume said. "Police are doing this to remove us from the polling station so that they can play their political games.” 

The Buikwe incumbent Kigongo has noted that his opponents are just trying to create political propaganda, mudslinging his name but he has no knowledge about what has happened.  

The Ssezibwa Regional Acting Police Spokesperson Robert Kalyesubula has promised to get back to the press with an official statement about their arrest.  

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