Addressing Journalists at the party headquarters in Kamwokya, a Kampala city suburb, John Baptist Nambeshe, the NUP vice president Eastern Region, said that deployed forces are most likely to repeat the same mistakes of looting natural resources that occurred in the late 1990s that saw penalties sanctioned against Uganda government.
Roadblocks have been mounted around all access roads in the precincts of the NUP offices and the main old Kira Road. No pedestrian, cyclist or vehicle is allowed to use the Old Kira Road stretch from Kamwokya to Bukoto, an area now surrounded by heavily armed police, local defence and military personnel.
At the Kyebando Road Junction where a number of policemen and military are manning the roadblock all motorcyclists and pedestrians are directed to use other roads leading in and out of the city. Kamwokya residents say the heavy military and police presence has paralyzed business.
Speaking on Ariho’s arrest today, Bobi Wine said his bodyguard was not arrested because of the ‘explosive’ incident, but because the state is trying to fulfill its plan of arresting, detaining and torturing his comrades throughout the election period
However, as voters lined up at the back of their favourite candidates, Patience Lule and Nasif Musoke, Nambooze arrived at the election venue and ordered non-party members to leave the line. The directive triggered a bitter argument between the voters and Nambooze until she accepted all people who were gathered at the station to vote.