Former Security Minister Gen. Henry Tumukunde has condemned the forceful arrest of fellow presidential candidates, Patrick Amuriat and Kyagulanyi Sentamu Robert aka Bobi Wine who brutalized before and after nominations.
The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party presidential flag bearer Amuriat was roughed up as he tried to access party headquarters to pick his nomination papers. He was later dropped at the at the nomination center at Kyambogo University without shoes. Upon nomination, the former MP was therefore guided to his home in Najeera.
Bobi wine was arrested and brutalized moments after he delivered a moving speech at Kyambogo University. He was forced into a police patrol and driven to his home amidst fears that security agencies would cause grievance harm onto his body as it was 2018 in Arua.
“I condemn the strongest terms possible these actions which have put a stain yet again on the dictatorial tendencies of National Resistance Movement (NRM) government,” he condemned.
“We must respect the sanity of our Electoral system, by nature all campaigns are characterised by disagreements. We must respect other people’s views. When one is a presidential candidate he must be respected,” he said.
He called on government to reign in the security agencies and ask them to act responsibly. “Uganda risks being ridiculed by our population and the international security at large, if such actions continue unabated,” Tumukunde added.