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NUP Supporters Arrested Over Possible Voter Bribery In Omoro County

NUP Supporters Arrested Over Possible Voter Bribery In Omoro County

Two National Unity Platform (NUP supporters are currently in jail after Police allegedly arrested them for bribing voters. The arrests happened on allegations of voter bribery in Odek Sub-county. 

David Mudong Ongom, the River Aswa police spokesperson said Moses Kibuuka, a driver and Flavia Apio, a law student at IUIU had been arrested. They accuse the two are apparently of bribing voters which is against electoral laws.

“We are holding the two NUP supporters and Police are conducting investigations to guide on the next course of action,” Mudong told the media at Omoro Central Police Station.

Mudong declined to answer when reporters asked him about the nature of bribery the two had been involved in.

He only claimed that it had become the work of the detectives to work deeper into the case to reveal all facts.

Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu made his way into the city through Gulu-Moroto road. This was to show support for his party candidate Simon Toolit Akecha.

“A section of his supporters went overboard by campaigning at 8:00 pm. This is beyond 6:00 pm the stipulated time for a candidate to campaign but, worst of it all is they were bribing voters,” he noted.

Later, after the arrest, NUP took to social media and claimed that the police deliberately planned to target their camp. Apparently this is to destabilize their campaign.

Akecha earlier told reporters that there had been a heavy deployment at his home in Awere. He also reported intimidation faced by his supporters in different areas.

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