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FDC Warns: State Is Pushing Us Into Subversion

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Mbarara, Kampala and other places had been arrested in security operations.

Wafula said the NRM regime has masterminded a strategy of splitting if not killing the party politically by resorting to arresting a dozens of its youthful leaders across the country, holding them incommunicado, and denying them access to lawyers and doctors.

“We spent the whole day at CPS waiting for his highness Andrew Kaweesi (Kampala Police boss) to grant us access to our people who were detained but to our dismay they were smuggled and taken to Nabweru Police Post. Police are trying to disorganize us,” said Wafula.

He warned that if the NRM continues arresting the supporters across the country and torturing them at the Special Investigations Unit in Kireka, government should expect reprisals from the party.

“If these arrests continue chances are high that FDC will be forced to vanish from the political scene with the young generation stepping up their underground liberation efforts,” said Wafula.

“If the NRM regime is denying us political freedom, arresting our future leaders, infiltrating our party and splitting us what do you expect us to do in order to cause regime change?” he wondered.

He added they have had enough of the regime which has pushed them to the wall.

Wafula ruled out pursuing a legal action against Police, insisting the law enforcement body has violated several court rulings by detaining people beyond 24 hours.

However, he said, there is only one left option which is “ceasing fire with fire.”

“Go and quote me,” Wafula told journalists, “the NRM Government is forcing us to be subversive; it’s forcing us to go underground.”

He added: “If we go underground we shall become more dangerous.”

Wafula said President Yoweri Museveni’s government has on many occasions tried

to implicate FDC leader Col Kizza Besigye and the entire party in subversive activities.

“If someone takes away whatever you have what do you do? We also want to live. The NRM is forcing us to the edge; we shall have to be subversive in order to live.”

However, he denied that they could be propping up a rebel group.

Recently Kampala Metropolitan Commander Andrew Kaweesi linked Besigye to a new rebel

group where three FDC supporters including the deputy electoral commission Michael Kabaziguruka were remanded to Luzira for reportedly participating in rebel activities aimed at toppling Gen. Yoweri Kaguta.

They FDC top shots are accused of mobilizing arms, recruits and resources to forcefully remove Museveni’s government.

Addressing press on October 6, Besigye said Police and other security agencies do not have the capabilities to carry out effective investigations but are “always to quick arrest our people on fabricated charges.”

This is not the first time the Government is carrying massive arrests of opposition hardliners linking them to dissident groups.

In March, Ugandan authorities arrested 60 opposition supporters including police officers from different parts of the country on suspicion that they were planning to overthrow government.

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