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Uganda Presidential: Opposition candidate Besigye ‘arrested’

uganda1Barely hours after the presidential election of Uganda, there are unconfirmed reports that the opposition presidential candidate Kizza Besigye has been arrested in the capital, Kampala.
A journalist for Al Jazeera at the scene has posted a series of tweets indicating that the arrest was made after Mr Besigye and his supporters argued with police over access to a house in which they alleged vote rigging was taking place.
It was earlier reported that the Ugandan police fired tear gas to disperse angry voters in the capital Kampala on Thursday as the election commission apologised for hours-long delays in delivering ballot papers in some areas.


Voting in Uganda’s national elections was due to begin at 07:00 am (0400 GMT) but was stalled for several hours in some polling stations in parts of the city and the surrounding Wakiso district, where ballot boxes and papers did not arrive on time.
Information revealed that the capital traditionally shows strong support for the opposition.
Some frustrated voters accused the authorities of deliberately stalling the vote

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