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.
A section of leaders
across the political divide in West Nile have condemned the killings and
brutality by security forces against innocent civilians in the ongoing riots in Geater Kampala
and other parts of the country.
Reports indicate that
15 people have been killed and dozens are nursing injuries since Wednesday
after protests broke out following the arrest of NUP presidential candidate Robert
Kyagulanyi in Luuka district and later his detention at Nalufenya in Jinja district.
However, in Arua and
other districts of West Nile, leaders have come up to condemn what they
call excessive use of force against innocent civilians who are peacefully
demonstrating the arrest of Bobi Wine and demanding for his release.
Fadhil Lemeriga the
Democratic Party chairman of Arua and spokesperson for northern region during a
press briefing today said immediate inquiry should be launched into the
killing of the innocent civilians and that the army be withdrawn to stay in the
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out; kaguta museveni…. //
Similarly, Hajj Hakim
Moli, the regional FDC returning officer West Nile said laws regarding
presidential and other elections must uniformly apply to candidates regardless
of their status.
According to Hakim the
citizens should come out to demand for respect of their life and rights to
choose leaders of their preference, adding that worse scenarios could still be
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out; should be ready for that…. //
Meanwhile Job Matua
Richard NRM regional chairperson for West Nile says the candidates should
restrain themselves from allowing crowds to follows them.
He however says
mishandling of any presidential and other candidates by security forces is a
violation of human rights and should be condemned.//
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out; mishandle any candidate…. //
NUP offices in Arua
have remained closed with the officials’ whereabouts unknown following the
arrest of their presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi.
By the time URN visited
the offices today, the doors were locked with a padlock and known officials and NUP candidates's contacts were unreachable.