The coordinator of the alliance for national transformation-ANT
presidential campaigns, Winnie Kiiza alongside National Unity Platform -NUP's Kampala city’s mayoral flag bearer, Nabilah Nagaya have lamented the electoral commission’s-EC
failure to reign over police brutality towards presidential candidates.
Their complaint comes a day after Robert Kyagulanyi’s arrest
in Luuka district on Wednesday.
They say that just like national resistance movement-NRM
supporters are left to freely campaign undisturbed, opposition parties should
be allowed the same campaigning space.
Speaking to journalists who had camped outside Nalufenya
detention facility on Thursday, the duo argued that since EC is mandated with
overseeing the electoral process at all levels, they should protect candidates
from police brutality.
Kiiza stresses that some presidential candidates have
suspended their campaigns in solidarity with Kyagulanyi but if the electoral
process is to be fair for all players, EC ought to stand against police brutal
Kiiza further says that the current acts of violence exhibited
by security operatives indicate that EC has failed to regulate the electoral
process and instead left police to handle it without being regulated.
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Meanwhile, Nagayi adds that peace-loving Ugandans should demand the visibility of electoral officials in addressing
the plight of political players against police brutality towards presidential