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According to police, the iron lady was detained for attempting to disrupt operations, something that could mar the counting process.
According to eyewitnesses, Turinawe was trying to access the centre without an official access card.
“Ingrid Turinawe has this evening been arrested for attempting to force her way into the electoral commission tally centre at Luweero Town council. All candidates were encouraged to submit five accredited persons to witness the tallying at the centre,” Police deputy publicist, Polly Namaye says in a new statement just released.
“Ingrid Turinawe was not mentioned and therefore her name did not appear anywhere on the list of accredited persons to be at the centre.”
She adds: “The security at the centre advised her to leave but she resisted and together with one Nasser attempted to force their way into the centre leaving no option for security than to have her arrested and charged with criminal trespass.”
“Her statement has been recorded and she has been issued with police bond up to Monday to pave way for more investigations to be done.”
She joins many other opposition leaders arrested and detained in the same district all through the campaign period.
Only today, seven members of Democratic Party were arrested and detained before Turinawe’s turn.
The group was picked from Mirembe Guest House and Orthodoxy Church Polling station in Kasana.
Other opposition members were tear gassed and arrested yesterday on charges of holding an illegal assembly.
Namaye, said in a statement released today morning, that the group had turned rowdy and was about to cause chaos.
She said that they actually campaigned beyond legal time and barricaded roads around Wobulenzi town before police intervened.
Sceptics say the arrests were intended to demoralise and ensure a steady defeat of DP’s Brenda Nabukenya.
Yet, according to the updates coming in from the district, Nabukenya is still leading NRM’s Rebecca Nalwanga with a huge margin.
Nabukenya’s supporters are already celebrating a premature victory.