Butambala County MP, Hon. Muwanga Kivumbi, says the only threat to stability of the country is the ruling part and president Yoweri Museveni.
Kivumbi was Thursday morning appearing on NBS TV morning breeze to react on police teargassing presidential aspirant, Amama Mbabazi, in Soroti town.
When asked whether President Museveni was threatened by Amama Mbabazi’s crowds, Kivumbi said: “The ruling party and President Museveni are the biggest threat to the stability of this country.”
He said Amama being teargassed is not hot news because its usual business for the Uganda Police.
“Am not part of the opposition, am Pro-Ugandan,” he pointed out.
“The ruling party is the biggest threat to the stability of this country,” he emphasised.
He was also asked whether President Museveni who is currently visiting japan, had a hand in yesterday’s Police deployment in Soroti to block Amama.
Kivumbi noted that Police that is usually deployed at political rallies is an extension of the NRM party.
“The same Police officers using teargas and shooting people have families and will suffer when Uganda goes up in flames.”
However, police spokesman, Fred Enanga, said they were responding to a directive given by the Electoral Commission which restricted Mbabazi to holding consultations, not rallies.
“It has however, been noted with serious concern that individual aspirants have failed to fully comply with these provisions of holding consultations in confined spaces, and instead seen to be holding rallies and mass meetings which are prohibited actions.”
“It is against this background that the Police which has the primary responsibility of ensuring lawfulness and orderliness of all electoral events including consultative meetings has intervened in line with the electoral security coordination plan to stop aspirants violating these electoral provisions,” Enanga explained.
He said police blocked and dispersed a public rally by Mbabazi at Soroti Sports grounds “after it was found to be in violation of the law”.