KAMPALA – The National Unity Platform (NUP) has accused the ruling National Resistance Party (NUP) leaders of masterminding an attack on party in Gulu District.
According to NUP spokesman Joel Ssenyonyi, the Monday attack was led by a former NUP leader, Tony Olenge, who has since joined NRM.
“These youth went to the office pretending to be NUP members with grievances, yet their intentions were to wreak havoc and humiliate our leaders! The one who led the pack, Tony Olenge used to be our coordinator whom we asked to step aside months ago due to misconduct. We understand he is now an NRM mobilises,” he said in a statement.
According to Ssenyonyi, the group assaulted NUP office attendants and vandalized office property including windows.
“These goons took away three laptops, two phones, NUP posters, petty cash, plus a handbag belonging to the receptionist. They went ahead and locked the office doors with some wires,” he said.
“It is clear this was a state operation from the word go, no-wonder even when our team informed police, no action was taken. We have also got information that these particular youth will in the coming days be meeting NRM top leaders to get a “reward” for their illegal acts,
The continuous plans by the state to persecute and blackmail NUP and its leaders are not going to break our spirits. We are still on course to Remove the Dictator,” Mr Ssenyonyi said.