Led by the NUP party Coordinator in Tooro, Innocent Natukunda, the leaders said that the subsequent arrests and shooting of those who were protesting Kyagulanyi’s arrest in several parts of the country were illegal acts.
Zainab was arrested on Thursday evening with scores of NUP supporters in Moroto town as they held a peaceful demonstration demanding the release of NUP presidential candidate, Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi.
In Arua and other districts of West Nile, leaders have come up to denounce what they call excessive use of force against innocent civilians who are peacefully demonstrating the arrest of Bobi Wine and demanding for his release.
Natukunda, who is running for the Mwenge North parliamentary seat, says they were shocked to find the office-wide open on Thursday morning and all their campaign materials including 500 T-Shirts missing.
Speaking at the FDC party headquarters at Najjanankumbi in Kampala, Nandala said the campaigns have been taken over by security agencies that brutally arrested the National Unity Platform-NUP presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi and have started battering Ugandans demanding for his release.
The stretch from Nakawa to Namanve is heavily guarded by the Military Police, Uganda Police and Local Defense Unit personnel, mainly around Spear Motors, Kyambogo Road, Kireka Trading Centre and Bweyogerere.
On Wednesday, the officers were teargassed by dozens of Field Force Police-FFP personnel from Gulu Central Police Station while struggling to quell down rowdy FDC supporters who were holding a procession through Gulu City. The FFP officers threw teargas at the presidential candidate as members of his security detail tried to shield him.
Using Botometer, a social media observatory tool created at Indiana University which can detect suspected bot accounts, URN reporters found out that five of the top ten accounts tweeting about NRM manifesto messages and events are suspected bot accounts. Botometer places the likelihood of the accounts in question to be bots above 72 percent.
Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu says to encourage and promote so-social economic development in Lango, compensation of the livestock that was regarded as the major wealth for the sub-region must be prioritized something he said his government will implement to the fullest as soon as they are voted to power.
According to Brig. Gen. Flavior Byekwaso, the Army spokesperson, the brigade is simply meant to beef up security in Kyotera especially Mutukula, Rakai and parts of Isingiro districts which share a borderline with Tanzania.