Kagadi –Two candidates under the National Unity Platform (NUP) and their coordinator in Kagadi district were on Monday arrested for defying standard operating procedures as set by the electoral commission.
The suspects include the NUP coordinator for Kagadi district, Josias Tumukwasibwe, Buyaga East Hopeful Member of Parliament Brian Asingwire and Nasaka Anna who is aspiring for Kagadi district LC5 chairperson.
They are currently held at Kagadi central police station.
The three were arrested on Monday afternoon immediately after launching their campaigns at their offices and made processions around Kagadi town.
The officer in charge operations in Kagadi district, Aimai Peter Simon said the NUP leaders were arrested for defying procession orders and possession of materials similar to military wear contrary to the guidelines issued by the Electoral Commission.
Aimai has warned the opposition leaders against playing sympathy kind of games while campaigning.
Kagadi district has 29 candidates running under National unity platform competing for different elective positions.