FDC presidential flag bearer, Kizza Besigye, has been arrested again at his home in Kasangati.
He has been whisked away to Nagalama police station in Mukono [as is always the case].
The same station is holding FDC spokesperson, Ssemujju Nganda and an Observer photojournalist, who were arrested this morning in Bweyogerere.
Police led by RPC Wesley Nganizi deployed at Besigye’s home last night to stop him from travelling to Jinja in Eastern Uganda for a pre-nomination rally.
A similar rally was blocked over the weekend in Rukungiri leading to Besigye’s arrest and detention at Kaguta Road police station.
While addressing a press conference in his compound, Besigye said Police has been applying the Law selectively.
“If police is not ready to allow us to proceed to our party activities we await to see what their plans will be,” he said.
He added: “We will go ahead with our plans.”
He said they would continue with their programme and there was no way they would turn back.
Before his arrest, Besigye said Police was being used to violate their rights but “we won’t allow such to continue”.
On police deployment at his home, he said: “No body from police has told me why they are here. I guess their intention is the usual, violate my constitutional right.”
Hon Regan Okumu told press they were also headed to Kireka to open party offices.
“People are waiting for us.”
But police swung into action as Besigye tried to leave and arrested him.
Also arrested were FDC supporters who tried to access Besigye’s home.
Police claims they didn’t have national identity cards.
RPC Nganizi who is leading the operation told Besigye, they would not allow him to go to Jinja claiming prior intelligence that he was going to cause chaos.
Police is already manning Kakindu grounds in Jinja town where the rally was supposed to take place.
Nganizi said opposition rallies are illegal and will result in disturbing peace and destruction of public property.