KAMPALA — National Unity Platform President Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu real name Bobi Wine claims Lance Corporal Collins Tuhame Bigombe has been detained at Muhoti Barracks in Fort Portal for identifying with People Power.
Bobi Wine quoting party coordinators in Fort Portal, says Lance Corpora Bigombe who returned from Somalia was arrested by security after he picked a National Unity Platform Membership Card this week.
“We know that the vast majority of UPDF and Police Officers support our struggle to liberate our country. As I said in my previous message, these brothers and sisters have borne the brunt of bad governance. We therefore always encourage the soldiers and police officers who support us that they don’t need to come out now,” he wrote in a statement on Saturday morning.
He adds that, it might have been a wrong sense of judgement for Lance Corporal Bigombe to openly identify with NUP but “I want to call out the double standards!”.
This was after he pictured himself with National Unity/ Platform People Power Membership Card
Describing the development as unacceptable, Bobi Wine says that every soldier or police officer who shows sympathy to the forces of change is hounded charged with treason.
He added: “We are struggling so that, like in other countries, it will be easy for service persons to serve their country and retire with dignity after a few years so that those who wish to participate in politics have an opportunity to do so.”
He adds: ‘the army and police should never be a prison”.