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Why we arrested FDC party officials – Police

By An Executive Editor

East Kyoga territorial command has explained circumstances under which FDC party officials were arrested last night.

By Thursday mornng, 42 people had been confirmed arrested.

They include FDC President Patrick Amuriat Oboi, Paul Omeru (Mayor, Soroti East Division) and Robert Centenary, MP Kasese.

According to Regional Police Spokesperson Oscar Ageca, the 42 persons were found campaigning beyond the legally mandated time of 600pm.at Elysian guest House in Akisim ward, Soroti East Division in Soroti city.

“We would like to inform the public that violation of electoral laws is not only criminal, an act punishable by law under the penal system of the republic of Uganda, but also a
violation of the fundamental human rights of an individual to participate in the electoral
process, suspects right to life and prevents the application of justice to all citizenry as
under the law,” Ageca said.

Ageca advised the public is advised not to engage in electoral, malpractice it carries penal sanction, and that all individuals arrested in the commission of the same shall be arrested and arraigned in the courts of law.

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