NUP’s presidential candidate Hon. Robert Kagulanyi Ssentamu today made his trip to Kalangala district, an island in Lake Victoria where he was supposed to hold his campaign meeting ahead of 2021 general elections.
As he reached Kalangala, he found a heavy deployment of military and police who interfered with all his programs.
The report says some of his team members and the supporters were arrested including him but the police has come out to reject all this statements.
Police through their online channel, facebook stated as below.
“Please disregard false claims by NUP and other social media platforms that Hon.Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert has been arrested, while on his campaign trail in Kalangala District.
We would like to clarify that the candidate was restrained for continuously holding massive rallies amidst the increased threats of coronavirus, in total disregard of the Electoral commission and Ministry of Health guidelines. He’s being transferred to his home in Magere, Kampala.
Part of his advance team, captured on Cctv cameras and several video footages, while deflating tyres of police motor vehicles , inciting violence, obstructing police officers on duty, violating the health and safety protocols and various traffic offences, have been arrested for further statement recording.
More details to follow.”