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Lyantonde NUP Chairperson, Three Others Arrested For Selling Party Cards

Muhammad Nsubuga, the Masaka Regional Police Spokesperson, says Bongo and other NUP members held an unlawful assembly contrary to the Health Ministry guidelines aimed at preventing the spread of Coronavirus-COVID-19
Ali Damulira Bongo on the a police patrol.

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The leadership of the National Unity Platform-NUP party in Lyantonde District is protesting the arrest of their chairperson and three others for registering and selling their party cards.

Ali Damulira Bongo, the NUP party Chairperson in Kabula County, says they were arrested on Monday on the orders of the District Internal Security Officer-Benon Karuhanga.

He explains that they were detained at Lyantonde Police station and were released at night without being charged.

//Cue in: ‘Olunaku lwegulo……      

Cue out………bantu bataano,”//

He says the arrests are likely to affect the forthcoming general elections.  

//Cue in: ‘Tusaba Mr. Byabakama……     

Cue out………mazima n’obwenkanya,"//

The arrest came just four days after the official opening of NUP Offices in Lyantonde town council.

However, Muhammad Nsubuga, the Masaka Regional Police Spokesperson, says Bongo and other NUP members held an unlawful assembly contrary to the Health Ministry guidelines aimed at preventing the spread of Coronavirus-COVID-19.

He says the suspects were cautioned and released. Caution is a formal warning given to an offender.  Nsubuga advises all political contenders to desist from holding assemblies until Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.

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