Police in Soroti city has arrested members of the forum for democratic change party (FDC) after they were caught meeting up at Elysian Guest House last night in Akisim ward, Soroti east division which is also the residence of the Soroti district woman member of parliament Anna Adeke Ebaju.
According to the police force at East Kyoga territorial command, those who were arrested include the Forum for Democratic Change, FDC Party President Patrick Amuriat, former Kasese MP Robert Centenary, Omer Paul the Mayor Soroti East Division as well as 39 other persons.
ASP Ageca Oscar Gregory the police mouthpiece for east Kyoga territory in a press statement said that about 42 persons who were arrested were found campaigning for the Forum for democratic change candidate at night at Elysian guest House in Akisim ward, Soroti east division in Soroti city beyond the legally mandated time of 06:00 pm.
''We would like to caution the public against violation of electoral laws which goes against the spirit of equal participation, and observance of law by all stakeholders to ensure law and order throughout today’s polls, we have deployed both human and non-human assets to provide a conducive environment for all stakeholders to exercise their rights under the law, such as the right to vote, witness, support'', he added.
He also warned the public against the violation of electoral laws is not only a criminal 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 and prevents the application of justice to all citizenry as under the law.
The public is also advised to desist from criminal acts like electoral malpractice as it carries penal sanctions and all individuals arrested in the commission of the same shall be suspended and arraigned in the courts and using numberless cars as they will be arrested and the vehicles impounded.