Presidential hopeful Hon Amama Mbabazi has suspended his planned nationwide consultative meetings which he unsuccessfully launched yesterday July 9th.
Mbabazi was blocked by police from heading to Mbale where he was supposed to hold his first meeting, and placed under police custody till late evening. Police said his meetings were in breach of the law as they were not endorsed his party.
During the day, his elder brother Enock Bahemerwabusha passed away at Bwindi Community Hospital in Kinkiizi.
The 85 year old, had been battling high blood pressure.
Following the sad news, Mbabazi announced today that he had suspended his country-wide Consultation Tour until further notice.
According to his media assistant Josephine Mayanja Kanji, the new dates when he resumes his activities would be given to the Electoral Commission as soon as they are available.
“Amama Mbabazi wishes to thank the great people of Mbale who withstood extreme provocation as a result of his expected visit to the area yesterday, Thursday 9th July. He also extends his gratitude to the Press Corps and all those who extended a hand of support to him during yesterday’s illegal arrests of himself and his daughter, Rachel Mbabazi,” said Mayanja.
“Amama would like his supporters to know that he is still resolute about following the law and was not found to have committed any crime, as indicated by the lack of any charges being proffered against him or his daughter. His lawyers will be handling this matter further in the courts of law.”