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