Former National Unity Platform Presidential (NUP) presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine is set to petition the Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) Gen David Muhoozi demanding the release of their supporters under detention.
Since November last year, the country has witnessed a number of kidnappings by both armed plain clothed men and security personnel traveling in Toyota Hiace commonly known as drones. Most of the victims have since not been arraigned before courts of law nor released on police bond. However some abductees resurfaced and narrated their ordeal.
The singer is seeking for release of among others the head of his Private security team Edward Ssebuufu aka Eddie Mutwe, his singing partner Buken Ali aka Nubian Li and 36 other supporters who are currently held in Makindye military prison.
Last President Yoweri Museveni has revealed that the Special Force Command (SFC) under the leadership of first son Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba is holding scores of missing Ugandans who were reportedly kidnapped by plain clothed armed security operatives. The president said SFC is holding 51 people after it released two.
“The disappearances are a consequence of the essentially treasonable acts of elements of the opposition. It is dishonest for anybody to talk about the mistakes, if any, of the Security Forces without talking about the origin of the problem: treason, using terrorism by the opposition. Criticize the Army if justified, but also criticize those taking the unconstitutional road of terrorism, intimidation, sectarianism etc,” Museveni said.
“We will today deliver a letter to the Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) Gen David Muhoozi demanding the release of their supporters under detention. They add that if the letter is not respected, peaceful demonstrations will continue,” Bobi said earlier today.
Bobi said over 400 NUP supporters are still missing since November last year.
The MP was yesterday nabbed at city square as he led NUP MPs and other leaders in a peaceful protest demanding for unconditional release of his supporters.