KAMPALA – Kampala Catholic Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga has condemned the government for continuing to block meetings organized by opposition leaders.
In recent months, police have blocked meetings organized by the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) and those organized by Robert Kyagulanyi, aka Bobi Wine of the People Power movement.
But on Sunday, Archbishop Lwanga accused President Museveni of doing the same evils he went to the bush to fight against.
“After 34 years, you are doing the same things you fought against. The brutality against the Opposition is giving Museveni a bad name. Police brutality should stop. The people being beaten are also voters,” he said.
Using the Public Order Management Act, police have blocked several meetings organized by FDC and Bobi Wine. However, many analysts have accused police of being impartial.
“The President should know that his advisors are misleading him. Dr Besigye used to treat them but now they are mistreating him,” Archbishop Lwanga said in reference to the four-time presidential candidate’s role in the Bush War where he was the President’s personal doctor.
Police last week arrested Dr Besigye as he was set to address an FDC meeting in Jinja Town. Police at the start of the month blocked Bobi Wine from holding his consultative meetings to back up his 2021 presidential bid despite being cleared by the Electoral Commission.
On Sunday, Archbishop Lwanga said President Museveni has made Bobi Wine popular.
“Imagine Bobi Wine was allowed to go where he wanted to go because it is his human right. All the popularity Bobi Wine has is because of Museveni,” he added.