Minister Nantaba arrested with pre-ticked ballot papers


Lands state minister Idah Nantaba has been arrested by police after she was allegedly found in possession of pre-ticked ballot papers.

The Ssezibwa Regional Police commander Mr  Deo Obura said that  Ms Nantaba who is also the Kayunga district woman MP was intercepted by the police at Kungu village, Kangulumira sub-county while trying to distribute 15 pre-ticked ballot papers which were in favour of Independent Kayunga district LC 5 candidate Tom Sserwanga.

A sobbing Ms Nantaba denied the claims and instead accused the police of framing her.

The police, she said had armed civilians who she said were arresting the people but the RPC refuted the claims.

Nantaba and police have for long been locking horns. A case in point is last year when she was sprayed with tear gas in the face during the ruling National Reistance Movement (NRM) party primaries as she attempted to protest against what she called unfair elections. However, her opponent Moses Karangwa was declared winner by the party EC Tanga Odoi. She was later flown to Britain where she received specialized treatment.

President Yoweri Museveni who is the NRM chairman during his campaigns in Kayunga recently pledged to reconcile Nantaba and Karangwa after she threatened to quit the party.

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