FDC party president Mugisha Muntu has condemned a second police raid on their offices in Najjanankumbi along Entebbe road.
Muntu was denied entry into party headquarters as police forced their way inside the compound.
They had gone to pick declaration forms which have results contrary to what electoral commission chairperson, Eng Badru Kiggundu, announced on Saturday.
Muntu says police even blocked journalists from attending their weekly press conference.
He says they don’t have any communication about their arrested officials.
“After police raided our offices, they have now arrested 8 of our data entry staff and drove them away to unknown destination,” the party had said in a tweet earlier.
Deputy Secretary General of FDC, Harold Kaija, is also among those arrested.
Muntu says their eight data entry clerks have been taken to an unknown place.
He says the government is trying to cover up its ill deeds.
According to Ingrid Turinawe, the FDC secretary for mobilisation, FDC headquarter is now taken over by police led by a one DPC Kahebwa.
“He has just said he has been looking for me.”
The party says police and UPDF soldiers have destroyed their documents, computers and intimidated their volunteers.
“First police came for our leaders, now they have come for Besigye volunteers who have been putting their skill and talent to use.”
“Police and UPDF want to destroy all our papers to ashes.”
According to the party, on Saturday dawn at around 4.30am, the army and police stormed in Rukiiko hall Kabale District headquarters where tallying of votes was taking place.
They forced a one Juma Shesa, the District returning officer to park all the computers as well as available declaration forms.
He was taken to the EC headquarters in Kampala.
Incidentally, due to the pre-ticked ballot papers in favour of the NRM presidential candidate as well as other NRM parliamentary candidates, numbers could not balance.
FDC officials also met European Union election observers.
“Government is so tensed up. They are scared of the evidence we have against the election results,” Muntu told the observers.