Senior Presidential Advisor in charge of Special Operations, Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba, has warned presidential aspirant Bobi Wine of “defeat”, saying the state can’t be intimidated.
“I told you my young brother, that you can NEVER intimidate us,” said Kainerugaba in a series of Tweets this Tuesday morning.
“We are much stronger than you can ever imagine to be. If you want to fight we will simply defeat you.”
The Tweets came less than an hour after Bobi was arrested after leaving the presidential nomination grounds in Kyambogo, Kampala.
Bobi’s security detail put up resistance only to be overpowered by the anti-riot police personnel.
The police later escorted Bobi to his residence in Magere, Wakiso District.
Bobi’s supporters lined the streets to cheer him.
Kainerugaba told Bobi that, “We want peace! But if you attempt to fight us then bring it on!”
Earlier, Kainerugaba warned plans to destabilize Uganda will not bear fruit.
“Those who think they can use the military against the country are daydreaming!” said the former Special Forces commander.
He said President Museveni remains an inspirational figure for the men in uniform.
“There is no soldier in the UPDF who does not look up to Mzee Museveni as a father, many consider him a grandfather,” said Kainerugaba.
In different parts of Kampala, the anti-riot police personnel fired teargas to disperse the rowdy crowds protesting Bobi Wine’s arrest.
In Kireka, the youth using tyres and bricks to block the main Jinja highway.
Others played football in the middle of the road and pelted stones at police which compelled anti-riot personnel to lobby teargas at the crowd.
Opposition supporters took to social media platforms to condemn the arrest of Bobi and FDC’s Patrick Amuriat.