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Tumwebaze: Mbabazi Wants to Look Like a Hero

Presidency Minister, viagra buy more about http://cmlsociety.org/wp-admin/includes/revision.php Frank Tumwebaze has lashed at presidential aspirant Amama Mbabazi, search http://colosseo.com.br/wp-includes/feed-atom.php saying he is looking for publicity stunts to create an image of a “hero” or “martyr.”

This is the latest attack on Mbabazi, http://coaststringfiddlers.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/uninstall.php who was Thursday arrested at Njeru as he tried to visit Mbale for a consultation meeting.

Police maintain Mbabazi must harmonise his programme with the Electoral Commission as well as his ruling party, NRM.

However, Mbabazi insists his consultations are in line with the Presidential Elections Act that provides for aspirants to seek support from people before the nomination and campaign period.

“It’s also common knowledge that Mbabazi just like Besigye is deliberately looking for scenes with police such that he can become a ‘hero’ or ‘martyr’ of sorts and therefore brighten up his political star in the media and general public,” said the Minister.

“Irrespective of whom we are or how big our egos are; the police will do its job of regulating political and social gatherings in the interest of the public. Any leader worth his respect should not defy the police orders because they are lawful,” he added.

Addressing journalists at his home in Kololo this week, Mbabazi said Gen Kayihura has no powers to stop him from going for his meetings as scheduled.

“Even if they put ‘mambas’ at my gate, I would jump over them and proceed with my journey,” Mbabazi responded to a question from ChimpReports.

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“Nothing stops me from enjoying freedoms like any other Ugandan is allowed to move to any part of the country they wish.”

According to the former Prime Minister, the Inspector General of police who tries to stop him from exercising his rights to assemble is contravening the Constitution and will sometime be held accountable for such actions which he said cannot be tolerated.

“The Public Order Management Act has no problem and they (police) will be held accountable for violating the law because there is nothing like following orders but only what the constitution says. Everyone is supposed to comply with the law and not following orders,” Mbabazi said in reply to Gen Kayihura’s letter stopping him from proceeding to Mbale.

However, Tumwebaze today told this website that, “If one is not satisfied with police action, he or she can challenge it but to choose defiance is unwise and not sustainable.”

He said this will “leave the police with no option but to enforce the law. That aside, the police will do its work.”

Mbabazi was today night released from Kiira Road Police Station where he was held for over 8 hours.

His team announced that the Mbale meeting was cancelled until further notice.

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