Four presidential candidates have suspended their campaigns following the arrest of their colleagues Mr Robert Kyagulanyi and Mr Patrick Amuriat.

Four presidential candidates, Lord Mayor suspend campaigns - Daily Monitor

Gen Muntu described the arrest of Mr Kyagulanyi and Mr Amuriat by security forces as reckless and disrespectful.Mr Mao called upon the EC to intervene and ensure that candidates have a levelled field or they re-write the rules or simply call off the elections.

The Alliance for National Transformation, presidential candidate, Maj Gen Mugisha Muntu, independent candidate John Katumba, Lt Gen Henry Tumukunde of Renewed Uganda, and Democratic Party (DP) presidential candidate Norbert Mao,  have halted their campaigns to empathise with their colleagues.

Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago also announced he would indefinitely suspend his campaigns seeking re-lection.

Gen Muntu described the arrest of Mr Kyagulanyi and Mr Amuriat by security forces as reckless and disrespectful.

Gen Tumukunde told journalists in Fort Portal yesterday that it is wrong to continue with his campaign when his fellow presidential candidates are being brutalised.

‘‘We have discussed between us Renewed Uganda platform and we agreed that we call off this campaign in support of our colleagues and in protest of the treatment all of us we are receiving in this very election,” he said.

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