Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) supporters in Bushenyi district
have declared three days of mourning for people who were killed during protests.
Protests broke out in different parts of the country following the arrest of National
Unity Platform-NUP Presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu.
The Bushenyi FDC woman MP flag bearer, Federica Nshemerirwe, says that their party
flag will fly at half-mast for three days as they mourn the dead.
“From today we are raising our flag at half-mast for three consecutive
days, expressing our dissatisfaction on the brutal manner security organs are
treating political candidates from the opposition”. She said.
She says that the three days of mourning is another way to show
their dissatisfaction on how the security organs are brutally treating opposition
Nshemerirwe said that those that died in the protests could have
been supporters from both the opposition and NRM.
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Guma Gumisiriza, the Bushenyi District FDC chairman, asked
president Museveni to come out and declare himself a life president but stop
hiding under the cover of elections.
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Pison Mugizi, an FDC supporter in Bushenyi wants the Electoral
Commission to halt all physical campaigns and limit them only to media if the
electoral process is to be peaceful.
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Mugizi adds that if the election is poorly managed more people
will lose their lives.
Security personnel accuse Kyagulanyi and his supporters for not adhering
to the Standard Operating Procedures- SOPs.