Prof Barya Dismayed By Arrest of Fellow Presidential Aspirants

Aspiring Presidential candidate Prof. Venansius Baryamureeba has condemned Uganda Police for abusing the civil rights of fellow candidates.

In a press statement released Thursday following arrests of former Premier Amama Mbabazi and FDC’s Dr. Kiiza Besigye, viagra 40mg Baryamureeba said the police was adjudicating its mandate.

“I am closely following the reports of the arrest of my colleagues Former Prime Minister Hon. Amama Mbabazi and FDC’s Col. Kiiza Besigye.

While the role of the Uganda Police force is to maintain law and order, physician my take is that this mandate should never be used to abuse civil rights” said Prof. Baryamureeba.

He went on to say that the freedoms of the people of Uganda are inherent so they should never be constrained by any government organ.

Citing Section 3 (1) of the Presidential Elections Act 2005 Baryamureeba argues, pharmacy any Presidential Aspirant may consult in preparation for his or her nomination as a presidential candidate ‘within twelve months before the nomination date’.

“Under this Act Hon Amama Mbabazi is free to consult.”

In his statement Baryamureeba refers to the role of the judiciary which the police have unlawfully taken over.


“If NRMO, the party to which Hon Amama Mbabazi belongs to feels that his consultations are in breach of the party constitution then they should take the matter to court that has power to issue a temporary injunction. The Police should only be involved in stopping Hon Mbabazi on the direction by the court through an injunction and not a mere letter from the Secretary General of NRMO.

Prof. Venansius Baryamureeba whose popularity rose at the helm of his tenure as Makerere University Vice Chancellor came out in May to declare his bid for Presidency come 2016.

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