By Our Reporter
The Minister for Security Lt. Gen. Elly Tumwine has warned all supporters of National Unity Platform (NUP) candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine that the government will not hesitate to arrest and prosecute whoever tries to destabilize peace in Uganda.
Minister Tumwine echoed the warnings during a press briefing held at the Uganda Media Centre on Friday, during which he noted that every Uganda is subject to arrest, including Bobi Wine and that the arrest of one person should not translate into the death of very many innocent Ugandans.
The Minister said nobody is exempted from arrest and that Robert Kyagulanyi (Bobi Wine) is neither the first Presidential candidate to be arrested nor is he the last and that one person’s arrest doesn’t justify the deaths of innocent people, vandalizing of property and causing chaos in the city, he said.
“The best way to avoid being arrested is to avoid criminality. If you are a boxer and you go in the ring and they beat you hard, do you complain?” the Minister told reporters on Friday.
“We are aware some people have been training and misleading young people on how to attack Police. Get out of that because whoever is training you on this is putting your life at great risk,” he added.
Tumwine went on to say that; “I heard someone say they are stronger and have more numbers than the Police. The peace-loving Ugandans are the majority. Those who want to disrupt are very few and therefore can’t sustain it”.
The Minister warned Ugandans against supporting elements who are advancing foreign interests, saying this will only serve the interests of these foreign powers and turn Uganda into Libya.
“We have evidence that most of these people are agents of foreign forces who want to destabilize African counties for their own interests. For someone who is contesting to lead Uganda, are you admiring what has happened in Libya and other countries? What a shame,” Tumwine said.
“How come refugees are coming to Uganda from all the other countries and not viceversa? We have been receiving refugees from that hard won peace that we must preserve”.
We shall change tactics according to the situation. We have moved from the teargas to the batons. In 2 hours, the town was clean because it was direct to the culprits”.
Meanwhile, his comments came amidst Bobi Wine’s appearance at Iganga Chief Magistrates’ Court, which has since granted him a non-cash bail, albeit with several conditions.
We shall update you soon.