The Alliance for National Transformation (ANT) Presidential Candidate Mugisha Muntu was stopped by the Police from talking to his supporters in Kamwenge town.
“Stay strong Ugandans, change is coming,” Muntu said.
He said Commander Asiimwe, the DPC Kamwenge, under ‘ridiculous’ orders has frustrated their efforts to talk to the people who were eagerly waiting to hear their message.
“The Radio station that we had made arrangements with has also been threatened not to host us.”
“We shall definitely talk to the people of Kamwenge at one time.”
In a statement, Muntu said they had earlier in the week agreed on the venue with security agencies.
No one had anticipated that it would rain as much as it did, making it impossible for them or the people to access.
After identifying an alternative place only 100m away from the original venue, negotiating with the owner and communicating the same to the public, they headed to the second venue only to be stopped by police.
“Our policy has always been to do all we can to be reasonable, even in the face of unreasonable action on the part of the state. We engaged the police leadership in a civilized, respectable manner well knowing that they intended to not only frustrate us, but cause us to act in ways that would give them an excuse to cause chaos.”
This was on top of their intimidating the radio we had booked to appear on, Muntu noted.
“While we are confident that we are on the right side of both the law and reason, we have chosen not to endanger the lives of our supporters or the general public by escalating the situation.”
He went on: “We will do everything humanly possible to avoid a single life being lost or blood being shed on account of our campaign.”
And yet this truth remains: the regime’s days are numbered, he maintained.