- Posted February 12, 2013 by
Ugandan opposition arrested for bribing voters
The Vice President of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDP), Salaamu Musumba, as well as five other FDC district officials were found to be distributing items such as soap, mattresses and sugar to potential voters after the police ruled that such an action was in contravention of national law.
An interview with the FDC’s spokesman reveals his claim that there is no legal precedent to warrant their arrests and that the Ugandan government “is in total fear because our candidate is likely to win”.
Other members of opposition parties have expressed their concerns that only the opposition is being targeted in these almost arbitrary arrests and that there have been no arrests of any one from the NRM.