The DPC of Luuka district, Frank Mwesigwa has this afternoon arrested and detained the National Unity Platform party president Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert alias Bobi Wine for allegedly flouting covid guidelines.
His arrest comes just moments after the IGP issued a stern warning to all opposition candidates flouting covid guidelines. “Despite repeated warnings issued to candidates, their agents and wider public about the negative impact and health risks of holding unauthorized rallies and processions, we continue to witness acts of defiance and total disregard of the EC guidelines. Therefore, those who shall defy these Electoral Commission guidelines with their sinister plans aimed at disrupting the Electoral process will definitely suffer consequences,” Mr Ochola said in a statement issued on Wednesday morning at the Uganda Media Centre.
According to the IGP, police and their sister security agencies have adopted a tougher approach to preserve the integrity of the electoral process.
“We have dispatched our specialist teams and quick reaction teams, to identify ring leaders (and principals) for apprehension in the face of crime. We have disseminated our comprehensive policing plan to all territorial commanders for them to implement without fear or favor,” the statement further adds.