Police has once more fired teargas to disperse FDC candidate, Kizza Besigye’s supporters in Wandegeya ahead of a rally at Makerere university.
Besigye was arrested this afternoon and detained at Kira road police station for allegedly disobeying police orders.
Go Forward director of communications, J Mayanja-Nkangi said of the incident: “I wonder where Uganda police would be without Besigye. Seems to me he’s made them relevant somehow.”
Her boss and Go Forward presidential candidate, Amama Mbabazi, said police was trying to turn the country into a police state, “wanting to determine the outcome of the elections”.
He said the arrest of Besigye was intended to still fear in voters.
“Why would a presidential candidate be arrested?” Amama wondered.
Addressing press at John Eneku village in Soroti town Monday, Mbabazi also said crime preventers with the backing of police are being used to disenfranchise voters while foreigners are being brought in to vote.
“Thousands of Tanzanians, thousands of Rwandans, non-Ugandans are coming in to vote. This thing has happened in the past,” Mbabazi said.