Alliance for National Transformation (ANT) has expressed concern over the conduct of the Uganda police and how it has handled consultations by Presidential aspirants in the run up to the 2021 polls.
ANT spokesperson Wilberforce Seryazi told press at the party offices on Buganda Road that brutalization of regime opponents and presidential hopefuls as witnessed on media was in contravention of the fundamental freedoms
“While President Museveni was leading commemoration of the freedom that he fought for, other opposition leaders were being brutalized for exercising their right to assemble,” he observed.
This behavior, Seryazi warned, was detrimental to the stability of the nation heading into polls.
Last week, police blocked Presidential hopeful and People Power Principal Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu from holding consultative meetings.
Asked whether ANT intended to boycott the 2021 polls in the event they do not meet standards, Seryazi said an election remains among the few avenues for causing democratic change.
“We shall avail ourselves for Ugandans to help this country in that direction,” Seryazi added.