Nationwide Unity Platform (NUP) occasion chief Robert Kyagulanyi, alias Bobi Wine, yesterday reportedly instructed to councillors and mayors who subscribe to his occasion that he would go for defiance actions to problem President Museveni’s authorities, Day by day Monitor has learnt.
Sources, who attended the assembly at Mr Kyagulanyi’s residence in Magere, Wakiso District, nevertheless, instructed Day by day Monitor that Bobi Wine was not categorical on the choice for a defiance marketing campaign, however used proverbs all through his tackle that pointed to that.
Sources stated Mr Kyagulanyi, with out delving into particulars of his defiance plan, hinted on calling on the general public to reclaim their energy.
“He didn’t give particulars of what he meant precisely as a result of the folks have been many within the assembly and it was not protected for him to reveal particulars. He stated the councillors are going to be the kingpins of the subsequent plan of action,” the supply stated.
Mr Joel Ssenyonyi, the NUP spokesperson, stated there was nothing a lot spoken within the assembly besides emphasizing the important thing points that had been talked about throughout Mr Kyagulanyi’s tackle to the media earlier.
“I’m not conscious of the details about the defiance however sure, we’ve got requested our councillors to proceed empowering the inhabitants in regards to the energy they’ve ,” Mr Ssenyonyi stated in an interview.
Work for the folks
The assembly, which lasted about an hour, began with a briefing to the media the place Mr Kyagulanyi warned the NUP leaders to keep away from inner fights for “small positions” and concentrate on what he termed as the last word aim of adjusting the nation’s management.
“There’s a purpose why folks voted us into these positions however it isn’t the time to have a good time. We’ve got not gained the complete battle as a result of our ambition has and is at all times to take away a dictator. We have to inform the folks whom we characterize that energy belongs to them and the battle to offer it again to them has not but ended,” Mr Kyagulanyi stated.
Police spokesperson, Mr Fred Enanga, in an interview with Day by day Monitor yesterday stated they’re conscious that NUP has been recruiting varied folks throughout the nation by means of their district coordinators to hold out protests however added that they’ve ready for them.
“There may be nothing within the Structure referred to as the general public court docket however it is a rhetoric that’s utilized by politicians who declare that energy belongs to them. In order that they inform them that they’re a court docket. In the event that they attempt to do something, we’re prepared for them as a result of we will not enable safety of the wananchi (residents) be compromised,” Mr Enanga stated.
Mr Harmless Tegusulwa, one of many councillors that attended the assembly stated: “We’ve got been briefed to concentrate on serving the folks by means of servant management and cease combating for small positions. I believe that is the best way to go if we’re to attain something this nation.”
The assembly at Bobi Wine’s residence went on beneath police and military watch because the safety forces deployed outdoors the gates of his residence.
The officers, one in a counter-terrorism uniform, one other in an Uganda Individuals’s Defence Forces (UPDF) uniform and others in civilian garments left the premises shortly after the departure of all of the NUP leaders.
In 2011, four-time presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye declared a defiance marketing campaign to problem what he referred to as the federal government’s repressive actions and urged the inhabitants into the “Stroll to Work” marketing campaign, which was ostensibly rallying folks to stroll to workplaces in disapproval of rising gasoline costs within the nation at the moment.
The previous Discussion board for Democratic Change (FDC) presidential candidate had misplaced the election to President Museveni that 12 months and vowed to proceed defying authorities orders.