UPDF soldier arrested over Bobi Wine ties

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A Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) soldier has reportedly been arrested for joining National Unity Platform (NUP) under Bobi Wine.

NUP coordinators in Fort Portal said Lance Corporal Collins Tuhame Bigombe is detained at Muhoti Barracks in Fort Portal.

Apparently, his crime is identifying with the National Unity Platform and PeoplePower.

Lance Cpl Bigombe

“We know that the vast majority of UPDF and Police Officers support our struggle to liberate our country,” NUP said in a statement.

“As we said in our previous message, these brothers and sisters have borne the brunt of bad governance.”

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“We therefore always encourage the soldiers and police officers who support us that they don’t need to come out now.”

“On a daily basis, we have seen military officers and police officers supporting NRM openly, some to a point of wearing NRM t-shirts inside their army uniform.”

Yet, every soldier or police officer who even shows sympathy to the forces of change is hounded and charged with treason, NUP said.

“This is unacceptable. We are struggling for fairness. The army and police should never be a prison.”

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