Museveni has stressed that they will not take lightly any opposition parties that want to apply violence to overthrow the NRM government.
The National Resistance Movement (NRM) party flag bearer, Yoweri Museveni has stressed that they will not take lightly any opposition parties that want to apply violence to overthrow his government.
The President made the remarks on Thursday following strong protests by a section of Ugandans who were demanding the release of the National Unity Platform (NUP) party presidential flag bearer Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine who was arrested and detained at Nalufenya Police Station on Wednesday on charges among others, flouting of COVID-19 guidelines.
In a statement released Wednesday, the police said that Kyagulanyi was arrested following his continuous violations of the Electoral Commission and Ministry of Health guidelines, during his political rallies.
Fred Enanga the police spokesperson said that the presidential aspirant was massively involved in the mobilization of unauthorized assemblies and processions amidst the ongoing pandemic.
This, however, did not go well with many Ugandans who blamed the police for using it as an excuse to stop Kyagulanyi from holding his campaigns.
They cited many other party moderators including those from the NRM who were also holding such rallies but the police were only taking a deaf ear.
Out of frustration, they rushed to the streets to express their grievances demanding for Kyagulanyi’s release.
However, while addressing NRM leaders in Kotido district on Thursday, Museveni said that they will not allow anyone to destabilize the peace that the NRM government has built over the years.
He said that all those attacking NRM supporters and demonstrating on the streets will soon be dealt with because they are entering a terrain in which those in the NRM government are experts at.
‘’Uganda is stable and the NRM government will not allow those seeking to mess with this stability to get away with it. Also for those attacking NRM supporters, you will lose this appetite. You are entering a terrain in which we are experts,’’ Museveni said.
Museveni also, noted that most opposition leaders are being funded by those in the western community including homosexual groups to destabilize the freedom in the country.
“Some of these groups are being used by outsiders, homosexuals, and others who don’t like the stability and independence of Uganda, but they will discover what they are looking for,” the NRM president added.