By Our reporter
The police and army operatives last night raided a hotel in Kyegegwa Town and arrested several leaders of the Opposition National Unity Platform (NUP) ahead of their campaigns in Kyenjojo District.
Mr Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, the leader of NUP is scheduled to campaign in the area starting Monday.
Those arrested were members of his Presidential Campaign Advance Team.
They were allegedly dragged out of their hotel rooms on Sunday night.
According to NUP leaders, the raid on AMAC Suites Hotel where the NUP politicians had booked was led by the officer in charge of Kyegegwa Police Station.
“It is true this happened last night [Sunday] and we are trying to find out where they could have been taken. We don’t know why they were arrested,” one of the NUP leaders said in a telephone interview.
Some of the NUP supporters who were arrested include, Warren Akandonda, Jacob Mwesigwa, Abbey Mutebi and a one Hassan.
However, Kyegegwa District Police Commander, Ms Jessica Naawe said on Monday that no NUP politician or supporter was arrested on Sunday.
“I don’t have anybody in cells that belong to NUP. That’s what I can tell you,” Ms Naawe said on phone interview.
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