Forum for Democratic Change candidate, Kizza Besigye, has spoken out on his arrest on Monday in Kampala city.
Besigye was arrested along Jinja road, rushed to Central Police Station and later transferred to Kira road police station where he was detained.
He was later released and driven to Kasangati, his home.
He returned from Kasangati with a much bigger crowd to address a rally in Makerere University.
He was however intercepted by military in Wandegeya, teargased, his supporters injured and himself arrested the second time.
Police later released him in the evening and drove him back home.
Speaking at his Kasangati home earlier in the day, Besigye said what is happening was expected.
“The regime is panicking given its lack of support.”
“My request is that our people should remain firm and vote out this regime.”
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What the regime is doing is simply intimidating people, he said, clarifying that intimidation keeps dictatorships in power.
“Let us be strong, resolute, firm and also law abiding. We have not broken any law.”
“We are doing what we are doing lawfully and will assert our right against law breakers.”
Besigye said his campaign is one of defiance.
“We defy law breaking by the regime which is what happened today.”
Besigye said his rally plans were well known to the electoral commission and the ‘regime is simply breaking the law out of panic”.