Forum for Democratic Change [FDC] candidate, Col Dr Kizza Besigye, says government arrested Gen David Sejusa, because of spilling dirty secrets they want hidden.
“You know Mr. Museveni threatens whoever tells him the truth,” Besigye told a rally at Mwizi, outside Mbarara town on Tuesday.
“Gen Sejusa is being mistreated just as they did to me in 1999 when I wrote a 14-page dossier to him outlining issues that were genuine.”
Besigye [a retired colonel] fought alongside Gen Sejusa in the bush war that brought Museveni’s regime to power in 1986.
“The state fears the truth Sejusa has been saying,” Besigye told Mbarara voters citing the 2006 elections which the solider alleged Besigye won.
According to him, Sejusa is being martyred like Besigye was in 1999 because of telling the truth.
The two have been friends since university days at Makerere.
Sejusa persuaded Besigye to join the 2016 presidential race yet he had decided not to run again.
“They have detained him because they are threatened by what he says. They don’t want him to spill their secrets,” Besigye told another rally in Rwampara county.