KAMWENGE – Alliance for National Transformation (ANT) presidential candidate Maj Gen Mugisha Muntu on Wednesday, 25 November 2020 engaged in a bitter with police officers who blocked his campaign in Kamwenge District.
According to Gen Muntu, he had agreed on a venue in Biguli Sub County with police but they blocked the rally.
“We had earlier in the week agreed on the venue with security agencies. No one had anticipated that it would rain as much as it did, making it impossible for us or the people to access. After identifying an alternative place only 100m away from the original venue, negotiating with the owner and communicating the same to the public, we headed to the second venue only to be stopped by police,” he said.
Gen Muntu added that even police intimidated the management of the radio station where they were set to hold a talkshow.
“Our policy has always been to do all we can to be reasonable, even in the face of unreasonable action on the part of the state. We engaged the police leadership in a civilized, respectable manner well knowing that they intended to not only frustrate us, but cause us to act in ways that would give them an excuse to cause chaos. This was on top of their intimidating the radio we had booked and duly paid to appear on. While we are confident that we are on the right side of both the law and reason, we have chosen not to endanger the lives of our supporters or the general public by escalating the situation. We will do everything humanly possible to avoid a single life being lost or blood being shed on account of our campaign,” he said.
“And yet this truth remains: the regime’s days are numbered,” he added.