Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) president General Mugisha Muntu has condemned the manner in which the Opposition leaders are being treated by state machinery.
General Muntu condemned the manner in which FDC former presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye, Kampala Mayor Erias ukwago, party secretary for Mobilisation Ingrid Turinawe, Party Treasurer General, Geoffrey Ekanya and Makindye West MP Allan Sewanyana were arrested yesterday as they planned to hold parallel independence fete at Katwe Grounds in Kampala.
According to Muntu, police actions are a sign that Museveni’s government is in panic and afraid of them (Opposition).
He said government had no right to block their celebrations given the fact that Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) celebrated their independence in Lira while the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) government had their national celebrations in Luuka District.
Yesterday, police arrested Besigye early morning at his home in Kasangati Wakiso District and whisked him away to Naggalama Police Station, Mukono district and detained him there for the whole day before releasing him in the night.
According to Muntu, government is playing double standards but FDC will not give up on their objectives to achieve regime change.