The Electoral Commission has said they are not yet officially aware of the rejection of the security detail given to the National Unity Platform presidential candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi.
NUP Secretary-General, Lewis Rubongoya told journalists yesterday that Kyagulanyi had rejected the guards whom he accused of participating in his brutal arrest shortly after nomination on Tuesday.
Addressing journalists yesterday afternoon, the Electoral Commission chairperson, Justice Simon Byabakama said they have not officially been briefed by the presidential candidate about his decision and events leading to the same.
Just like other presidential candidates, Kyagulanyi was given a security detail of six armed counter-terrorism police officers and a police patrol vehicle.
However, Kyagulanyi said it was appalling that the security personnel provided to guard him had participated in his arrest when police broke into his vehicle and violently forced him out.
The National Unity Platform principal accused the Electoral Commission of not helping matter while he was being arrested shortly after nomination.
Responding to questions from journalists, the Electoral Commission chairperson said he has not been briefed about circumstances surrounding the fracas on Tuesday but noted he is going to speak to all sides to find out what exactly happened.