Police Block FDC Party President Lukwago, Bobi Wine, Besigye Ahead of Protests

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Police Block FDC Party President Lukwago, Bobi Wine, Besigye Blocked Ahead of Protests

Ugandan security forces have blockaded the homes of prominent opposition politicians, ahead of a planned protest in the capital, Kampala.

The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) Party President who doubles as also the Lord Mayor of Kampala City, Mr Erias Lukwago, Veteran opposition leader Kizza Besigye and National Unity Party President Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, say that security forces are surrounding their homes and preventing them from leaving.

‘’Police blocked a planned demonstration over poor roads and service delivery by politicians under the Force of Change alliance. The Founding president of the Forum for Democratic Change Dr. Kizza Besigye was not allowed to leave his Kasangati home by police officers who camped at his home. Kampala Mayor Erias Lukwago was also not allowed to leave his home. Police are also camping at the home of Robert Kyagulanyi, alias Bobi Wine, the leader of the National Unity Platform’’, said a source.

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“The cowardly military and police have surrounded our home and put us under house arrest, but the protest is on,” Mr Kyagulanyi shared on X.

Mr Besigye also shared a post shortly after, with photos showing several security officers obstructing the entry to his home.

“Barricaded at home by the cowards! No turning back; we deserve better,” he captioned the images.

Three government critics have asked Ugandans to go ahead with the planned protest on Thursday to demand the government to fix dilapidated roads.

Police have vowed to block the demonstrations, saying that protests organised by the politicians “have never been peaceful” and would disrupt a key summit under way in the capital.

Some 4,000 delegates are attending the 19th Non-Aligned Movement summit in Kampala.

 

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