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Gen Sejusa Will Be Freed At All Costs – FU

Gen Sejusa being led from the military court to Luzira Prison bus on Tuesday (Photo: Kenneth Kazibwe/ChimpReports)

Experienced Cranes midfielder Mike Sserumaga is confident that his current club SC Villa will pick positive results in their opening Caf confederation preliminary match against Khartoum Al Watani from Sudan.

The team is currently in camp at the Fufa Technical center in Njeru getting acquainted with the artificial turf, recipe http://clubcycloautun.fr/wp-content/plugins/siteorigin-panels/inc/learn.php the same type they will use away to Sudan on Saturday.

“We shall be playing on artificial turf on Saturday, that is why the technical team opted for Njeru. The team is getting on very well and the mood is top. I am confident we shall make it to the latter stages,” Sserumaga told Chimp Sport after their training.

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Sserumaga is among the new recruits at the Jogoos where he joined in the January window from Lweza fc.
“I came to Villa because I had some targets to hit and they presented a better platform for me to achieve. One of them is to play on the continent level again.”

“The youngsters are impressive they really show hunger for success and coupled with the experience we bring in, the team is good to go. What we have to do is go to Khartoum look for an early goal and maintain our discipline then finish the job at home.”

Villa will have two training sessions on Wednesday before leaving for Sudan on Thursday morning. The match will be played on Saturday  with the return leg to take place in a fortnight at Nakivuubo.
Free Uganda movement has revealed it will not take “any option off the table” to free its detained leader, viagra 100mg http://context-beermann.de/templates/context_beermann/warp/config/layouts/fields/verify.php Gen David Sejusa.

The maverick ex spymaster is on remand at Luzira Prison on charges of participating in partisan politics, absence without leave and prejudicial conduct.

Free Uganda publicist Vincent Magombe told ChimpReports on Wednesday morning that, “It is not our intention at this time to publicize our intended course of action, but let it be known that all options are on the table.”

Magombe said, “May it be known by Museveni that this action pledge by Free Uganda is not in isolation, nor is it exclusively limited to the emancipation from captivity of General David Sejusa. The Free Uganda pledge is in unison with the wider aspirations of all the People of Uganda to free themselves from decades-long servitude and repression.”

He further stated that “as General Sejusa needs his freedom, the entire population of Uganda seeks to be free to live a new life of freedom, peace and social justice – things that can’t happen in the absence of a democratic dispensation and the attendant good governance by those tasked to run the nation.”

Army spokesperson Lt Col Paddy Ankunda said Sejusa had been warned several times against breaking the law but never took heed.

“The Chief of Defence forces Gen Katumba Wamala warned Sejusa against making political statements when he was still a serving army officer but he did not take this seriously,” said Ankunda.

“So the law had to catch up with him.”

On his part, Magombe warned that General Sejusa is a “prisoner of conscience, and his spirit of defiance will fuel the struggle for the liberation of Uganda.”

He said the law was skewed to deny Sejusa bail during the military court hearing on Tuesday.

“That the General Court Martial could so blatantly skew the law in order to satisfy the politically motivated and self-fulfilling designs of one man is not only utterly illegal to the core,” said Magombe.

Bail

In his bail application submitted by lawyers David Mushabe and Ladislaus   Rwakafuuzi, Gen Sejusa said it was his constitutional right to be granted bail adding that this can only be denied if public interest requires that he stays in jail.

“His charges are of political nature and therefore not grave to warrant him being kept in custody. Releasing him would be a good indicator of the respect of rule of law by this court,” Rwakafuuzi told court presided over by Maj. Gen Levi Karuhanga.

Meanwhile the state prosecutors led by Col Asingura Kagoro, Maj Moses Buwaso , Maj Raphael Mugisha and Lt. Ambrose Iguma told court that they didn’t want court to deny Gen Sejusa his right to bail but noted that  doing so would be a grave and regrettable mistake.

They noted that investigations into the charges against the former coordinator of intelligence services are almost complete and that there was no need of granting him bail.

“He is a very influential and respected person by the public being a 4 star general in the army. He has held many positions as an MP, Special Adviser to the president and coordinator intelligence organs and there is likelihood that he might influence the investigations and witnesses,” said Col Asingura.

Maj Gen Karuhanga asked for more time to look into both parties’ submissions before making a ruling on the bail application.

He adjourned the case to February 23 when court gives its ruling on bail application and sent Gen Sejusa back to Luzira prison.

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