malady http://childrensclasses.org/wp2012/wp-includes/feed-atom-comments.php geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Addressing journalists and flanked by other opposition members approved geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>including Wafula Oguttu, Olara Otunnu, Bishop Zac Niringiye, Jack Wamayi Wamanga at the party headquarters in Najjankumbi Muntu explained that situation is beyond redemption.
“We are caught up in a complex situation and can only be likened to a gas leaking situation that is filling up all the rooms of the house but our leader (Museveni) doesn’t smell the gas leaking in the house (Uganda),” explained Muntu.
The FDC President stressed that the situation is likely to worsen if all people in the country rise up and take a stand against what he termed as impunity.
“Soon someone will come with a match box and unknowingly lights it up and the whole house is set ablaze. In fact there are now two forces in the country including those of good and those of evil but if the forces of evil triumph, what is taking place in the country will continue prevailing. If the forces of good come up victorious, we shall see things turning otherwise.”
Muntu, however, ruled out the use of excessive force to cause change in the country adding that this will only be as good as nothing.
UPC president Olara Otunnu explained that their meetings in Mbale and Soroti were only intended to address the people on the need for free and fair elections in the country.
“According to our campaign, we demand for an independent electoral commission, a new voters’ register and ensuring that the army and other security agencies are not involved in elections as has been in the past,” he explained.
Otunnu further explained that through their call for free and fair elections initiative, they have organised non partisan crusades involving political parties, religious leaders and civil society organisations adding, that they only seek to engage the public on how to organize free and fair elections.
“We want to spare our country of violence and bloodshed and have a peaceful and democratic transition like Tanzania, Sierra Leone and South Africa who had free and fair elections.”
On incidents in Mbale and Soroti
The former presidential candidate condemned the manner in which police handled the opposition activists adding that it was uncalled for.
“I think Police commanders had orders from president Museveni, Gen Aronda Nyakairima and Gen Kale Kayihura to use any excuse to humiliate ordinary people and terrorise them and leaders of this country. Police is always acting on orders of the 3 people,” Otunnu added.
He explained that they had sought for permission from police who had cleared them to continue with their rallies but eventually were stopped a few minutes to the proposed rallies and meetings which Otunnu said was an order from the Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura.
On Saturday and Sunday in Mbale and Soroti, police fired tear gas as they stopped the rallies organised by opposition activists while most of them were arrested.
The opposition activists have, however, vowed to carry on with their crusades with tours around the country.