Rwizi regional Police Spokesperson, Mr Samson Kasasira, confirmed the arrest saying investigations were initiated by President Museveni who doubles as the Party’s National Chairman.
“The whole process was initiated by the President to look into the election malpractices that people were complaining about in Rwizi,’’ he said.
Mr Kasasira said Mr Andiinda was arrested by a team of detectives from CID headquarters in Kampala on Sunday and is being held at Kiruhura Central Police Station on charges of forgery.
“A team of detectives from CID headquarters headed by Henry Mugumya arrested and detained the Mr Andiinda on charges of uttering false documents, forgery, and conspiracy to commit a felony VIDE CID headquarters GEF 946/2020 in the recently concluded NRM primaries,’’ he said
On September 4, Mr Andiinda declared Rtd Col Fred Mwesigye as the duly elected NRM flag bearer for Nyabushozi County with 36,147 votes, followed by Wilson Kajwengye with 13,248 votes, and Christopher Bakashaba with 5601 votes.
Mr Kajwengye opposed the results and petitioned the party leadership claiming massive fraud and irregularities which forced the president to order for fresh elections in 84 villages where the said malpractices were manifested.
However, on October 5, Mr Kajwengye announced that he had opted out of the race saying NRM electoral commission had organized elections in only 25 villages instead of 84 villages as directed.