LIRA —Mr Daniel Omara Atubo, the former minister of Lands, on Friday visited the FDC offices and signed the petition, which Dr Kizza Besigye seeks to send to International Crimes Court (ICC) to have President Museveni and other senior government officials indicted for alleged crimes against humanity.
Addressing journalists after signing the petition, Mr Atubo called upon all Lango people and Ugandans at large to sign the petition.
“I love Museveni but I love Uganda more than I love him,” he said.
Mr Atubo has recently become a strong critic of the regime. He was among those opposed to the lifting of the presidential age limit from the Constitution in 2017.
In 2017, he appeared before the Justice Catherine Bamugemereire land inquiry committee to give their views on the status of land in Uganda and why issues of land grabbing have persisted. highlighted that land grabbers in Uganda are not only working under a presidential directive but many are actually bigger than the instituted committee of inquiry.
By Wednesday, Ms Ingrid Turinawe, the FDC secretary for mobilisation, said more than 60,000 people had appended their signatures on the hard copies of the forms and that more forms were being dispatched to the districts. She said about 130 districts and municipalities have already received the petition forms. By Wednesday evening, 3,595 people had also signed the online petition.