Singer Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine’s campaign agents were on Thursday arrested, the same day Kyadondo East constituency voters went to polls to select a new Member of Parliament.
“All my polling agents in Katadde parish have been rounded off and arrested by police and the military,” Bobi said early this morning.
He said the agents were all locked up in a one Chairman Mukiibi’s house.
“After media and more residents arrived and demanded to know the reason for their arrest, my polling agents were released without charge,” he explained.
“They have now headed to their respective polling stations. I continue to encourage everyone body to stay calm but vigilant. By the grace of God, we are winning this election and setting a new trend in the politics of Uganda.”
Bobi casts vote
Voting materials arrived in Kyadondo East as early as 5am and were delivered at the 93 polling stations in the constituency.
Electoral Commission officials, candidates’ agents, observers and security personnel were all present by the time voting kicked off by 7 am.
Candidate Bobi Wine and his wife Barbie Kyagulanyi cast their votes at Magere polling station.
NRM plot to rig votes?
The candidate had earlier claimed intercepting a plot by the ruling NRM to rig the election in favour of their candidate, Sitenda Sebalu.
Sitenda has just cast his vote at Yogemu Primary School Polling station.
Bobi Wine’s fans are currently stationed on all polling stations to ensure no one steals their votes.
This came after state agents reportedly grabbed national identity cards from Bobi’s supporters so as to count their votes as Sitenda’s.
Kantinti won’t vote?
Meanwhile, opposition FDC Candidate, Apollo Kantinti, will not vote for himself since he is not a registered voter in the constituency.
Kantinti is said to have been registered as a voter in Mukono district.
Chris Kaheru from Citizens’ Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda (CCEDU), says Kantinti’s name is yet to be transferred from the Mukono register.
Electoral Commission spokesperson, Jotham Taremwa, also confirmed that Kantinti never applied for the transfer of his name to the Kyadondo East voters’ register.