Religious leaders have asked security personnel to refrain from acts of brutality.
Addressing the media in Mbarara, Pastor willy Tumwiine the overseer Holly Spirit Fire Church criticized the Police Brutality over the opposition politicians as he cautioned the opposition over insubordination.
CUE. WILLY BRUTALITY RR.
Joshua Kitakule, the Secretary-General Inter-Religious Council of Uganda IRCU said as the country is trying to avoid incidents of electoral violence during and after the election period the conduct of security personnel is worrying.
Kitakule said although the police are mandated to maintain law and order, the enforcement should be done with dignity and respect. CUE. KITAKULE ENG.
The call from religious leaders comes after National Unity Platform (NUP) Presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine was arrested minutes after he was duly nominated.
Forum for Democratic Change presidential candidate Patrick Amuriat Oboi was also arrested following a stand-off at the party headquarters.
Dr Fred Sheldon Mwesigwa, the Bishop Ankole diocese, agreed with others but added that they will continue sensitizing the citizens to desist from electoral violence.
CUE. SHELDON ENG.
Meanwhile: Justice James Ogoola, the Chairperson of the Elders Forum, said that due to the lack of sanity during the election period, it will be very difficult to convince the people that the election will be free and fair. CUE. OGOOLA ENG.