KAMPALA – Police in Namayingo District arrested an FDC official for giving false information after he was allegedly found forging signatures and thumbprints for the party’s petition to the ICC, against President Museveni.
According to police, Joseph Wanjala was arrested following a complaint from selected individuals, who were not party to the ICC petition but whose signatures and ID particulars appeared on the petition to the ICC.
Police spokesperson Fred Enanga said Wanjala had collected more than 235 signatures on their petition to the ICC, using the National Voters Register for Rabolo Jesus Restoration Church of Namavundu village, Lolwe Sub-county, in Namayingo district.
“We would like to establish how the suspect obtained a copy of the National Voters Register, which is a preserve of the Electoral Commission,” Mr Enanga said on Monday.
“We would like to remind all political actors that this kind of conduct is unacceptable. The investigation thus far revealed evidence of an alleged scheme, in which the party official knowingly possessed a copy of the National Voters Register and unlawfully used the information on their petition to the ICC,” he added.
Mr Enanga said many of the signatures on the petition document appear to be of a similar style of writing. “Several witness statements were also recorded and attached to file for the attention of the DPP,” he said.