Five supporters of the Forum for Democratic Change [FDC] party have been granted bail and released from detention.
The group includes; Firdausi Nabayunga, Hadadi Kaweesi, Huzairu Sseruyange, Ramadan Ssewajje and Baker Mukasa, a candidate for Mawogola South Parliamentary seat.
The group is accused of defacing the campaign posters of President Yoweri Museveni.
They were charged on Wednesday by Doreen Ajuna, the Sembabule grade one magistrate for defacing Museveni’s campaign posters contrary to electoral laws.
Prosecution alleges that on January 25th 2016 while at Matete town Council in Sembabule district, the suspects were found defacing the campaign posters of Museveni, a charge they all denied.
This comes at a time police in Ibanda is holding a 19-year-old senior six leaver for defacing Museveni’s posters.
According to Uganda Radio Network, Patrick Mugisha, was caught red-handed by security tearing Museveni’s campaign posters around Ibanda Lorry Park in Ibanda town council.
Museveni’s campaign posters were close to those of his rival independent presidential candidate, Amama Mbabazi.
Mugisha was detained at Ibanda Central Police Station.
In Kibaale district, police is holding Fred Rwijjema, a member of the NRM Youth League in Kakumiro town council for trying to approach president Museveni during his campaign rally on Monday.
Rwijjema, according to URN, was arrested when he walked from the tent prepared for officials towards Museveni holding a yellow placard indicating that youth in the area wanted to meet him.
He was grabbed by Museveni’s security team before he could deliver his message.