Monday February 15 2016

Mbabazi condemns Besigye arrest; It does not add up

Independent presidential candidate Amama

Independent presidential candidate Amama Mbabazi. File Photo 

By Isaac Imaka

Soroti.
Independent candidate John Patrick Amama Mbabazi has condemned police arrest of Dr Kizza Besigye and the use of teargas on the people who had turned up for his rally in Kampala saying it is inappropriate.

“Whatever cause it is inappropriate and it is intended to instil fear in the voters and the population as a whole.
“Even if it was a traffic offence, why do you arrest a presidential candidate on the eve of the elections? It appears to me that it is a game being played, it doesn’t add up. It is not proper,” he said.
Sending a message to police, Mr Mbabazi they should stop playing a partisan role in politics and accused them of trying to determine the outcome of the elections through the use of force.

“They should be careful. They are beginning to misbehave as a state institution. They want to turn Uganda into a police state even before the elections,” he said.

He added, “They want to determine the outcome of the election by police action and not by the action of the people.”

iimaka@ug.nationmedia.com