KARAMOJA — National Unity Platform (NUP) presidential candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu has slammed security forces over engaging in partisan politics—with his camp claiming of a security guard attached to him was shot at by police.
Kyagulanyi also knowns Bobi Wine who was in Karamoja Sub Region on Friday canvassing for votes in Karamoja sub-region accuses the police of continually firing live bullets and teargassing in his supporters even when he has not violated any campaigning protocols.
There’s is uncomfortable reports that one of the security guards attached to Bobi Wine by the EC was shot at by police and that he sustained serious injuries.
One of Bobi Wine close aides claimed the officer was injured as police were trying to disperse Kyagulanyi’s supporters who were swarming him in Kotido.
“They were pointing at us instead of firing in the air and one of the guards has been shot,” the aide told reporters.
Authorities in Karamoja declined to comment about that matter.
Bobi Wine in a social media post also condemned a recent attack on journalists and his supporters.
“It was very disturbing to see images of journalists, particularly those of NBS attacked by hooligans and their equipment stolen yesterday (Thursday) during our campaigns in Lira.
“I understand some of our supporters were also attacked by the same criminal elements. We hope the perpetrators of this brutal attack will be brought to book”
He also claimed that his party has information that authorities are planting criminal elements in his crowds
“such they can cause chaos and give NUP a bad image”.
“The attack on media is intended to scare them away so that they don’t broadcast the hunger for change all across the country. We call on our supporters to remain calm and peaceful even with these provocations. Ours is a peaceful revolution”.