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Gen Tumukunde Condemns Brutal Arrests of Presidential Candidates

Presidential hopeful Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde has condemned the brutal arrests by security personnel of fellow presidential candidates, Patrick Amuriat Oboi (POA) of Forum for Democratic Change and Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine of the National Unity Platform party (NUP).

Oboi was arrested in Najjanankumbi on his way to the nomination center while Bobi Wine was arrested at Kyambogo nomination Centre, shortly after his nomination.

Gen Tumukunde in a statement wondered why the so-called disciplined force was act contrary to its mandate.

“I want to condemn in the strongest terms possible these actions which have put a stain yet again on the dictatorial tendencies of the NRM government,” he said.

Tumukunde who has since threatened to withdraw from the race if the violence continues, said all parties, “must respect the sanctity of the electoral system.”

“By nature, all campaigns are characterized by disagreements. We must respect other people’s views. When one is Presidential aspirant or duly nominated they must be accorded their respect,” he said adding,

“I therefore call on the government to reign in the security forces and ask them to act sensibly. Uganda risks being ridiculed by our population and the international Community at large if such actions continue unabated.”

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