National Unity platform (NUP) has suspended its registrar in Jinja district, Saul Nsongambi over allegations of extorting money from aspiring candidates seeking the party’s flag.
Nsongambi’s troubles stemmed from complaints by some NUP members who accused him of soliciting bribes from them before being declared party flag bearers.
The complainants, who are mainly aspiring councillors, allege that they were asked for bribes ranging from Shs 500,000 – Shs 1million which undermines the core values of democracy.
Nsongambi was arrested and detained at Jinja central police station on Tuesday but was later released on police bond.
NUP elections management committee coordinators led by Alex Waiswa said that Nsongambi has been asked to step aside to pave way for investigations.
Waiswa adds that the party has resolved to suspend aspirants’ screening exercise until all complaints related to corruption in the whole process are expedited.
Nsongambi, however, declined to comment about the matter.