KAMPALA – Presidential hopeful Gen Henry Tumukunde has said the continued government actions of blocking opposition activities will force him to fight back.
According to Gen Tumukunde, it was the undemocratic actions of the Obote II regime in 1981 that forced Yoweri Museveni into the Bush.
The former Security minister was addressing journalists shortly after his release from Njeru police station in Buikwe district on Tuesday.
Gen Tumukunde had been arrested on his way to meet his campaign coordinators at Royal Paradise Hotel.
Ssezibwa regional police spokesperson Hellen Butoto said Gen Tumukunde was charged with doing an act most likely to spread infectious diseases. But his lawyer Shafik Dembe says his client had followed all the COVID-19 guidelines.
Dembe added that the Electoral Commission is aware of Tumukunde’s nationwide consultative meetings on his presidential ambitions after he picked nomination forms.
On Thursday last week, 17 supporters of Gen Tumukunde were arrested in Nansana, Kampala suburb and according to Mr Jackson Ssekade, a member of Tumukunde’s mobilisation team said the arrested members are yet to be charged.
“We are yet to establish the actual charge but our lawyers are working on it but we have not got actual information on what they were charged for,” Mr Ssekade told the Daily Monitor.
“They are staying strong and on the cause and they are not going to be intimidated by such arrests and they actually pledged to continue supporting Gen Tumukunde on this cause of bringing peaceful change in Uganda” he added.