The Renewed Uganda pressure group has condemned the arrest of it’s presidential candidate Lt Gen Henry Tumukunde.
“Renewed Uganda wishes to condemn in the strongest terms possible the actions of Police in arresting it’s presidential candidate Lt Gen Henry Tumukunde who was conducting lawful consultations in Buikwe,”reads the statement.
It adds that:” We also condemn the actions of the Police in intimidating our candidate and the Taskforce by arresting the volunteers/mobilisers of the Taskforce.”
The Criminal Investigations and Intelligence Department (CIID) this week summoned Lt Gen Tumukunde to explain why he met army veterans to discuss his presidential bid.
In it’s statement, Renewed Uganda also challenged the Police to explain why it continues to clamp down on opposition activities while allowing ruling party politicians to freely operate.
Renewed Uganda also urged Ugandans to be vigilant in protecting their votes, saying that actions such as the arrests in Nansana and the police summons are intimidation tactics.
Meanwhile, Gen. Tumukunde is this morning expected City Hall court for hearing of his treason case.
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