Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party has challenged the investigative arm of the police for shunning its duty hence resorting to oppression and massive arrests of opposition leaders without clear evidences.
Last week police arrested 56 FDC leaders from Kyadondo county, Wakiso district and detained them at Nalufenya police station for organizing unlawful assemblies which police says contravenes the Public Order Management Act (POMA) and later released them without charges.
Updating members’ journalists at the party headquarters Najjanankumbi the Deputy Spokesperson Paul Mwiru reminded police to revive their intelligence network to overcome criminality and loss of lives rather than focusing on opposition leaders.
‘’You should stop wasting tax payers’ money, how can you arrest someone from Kasangati and transport him to and from Nalufenya and given police bond at the place where he was arrested’’ Mwiru thundered adding “this must stop”.
Meanwhile the party refuted claims that the party’s Secretary General Nandala Mafabi had picked nomination forms to stand for presidency of the party.
‘Nandala sent us a letter claiming that he did not send any one to pick him nomination forms and when he decides he will send someone” Mr. Mwiru said adding that every FDC member is eligible to contest except Dr. Kiiza Byesigeye who stood twice.
So far, Kawempe South Member of Parliament, Mubarack Munyagwa, Dan Masiko, Richard Byamugisha, Moses Makubi and former Kumi County legislator Patrick Oboi Amuriati have picked up nomination forms to contest for the party presidency.