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Bobi Wine claims UPDF Officer detained in Fort Portal for registering as NUP member

National Unity Platform President Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine argues that Lance Corporal Collins Tuhame Bigombe, has been arrested and detained at Muhoti Barracks in Fort Portal for associating with People Power.

Information acquired fromNational Unity Platform (NUP) coordinators in Fort Portal, says Lance Corporal Bigombe had returned from Somalia.

Bigombe was arrested by security officers after he had picked his National Unity Platform (NUP) Membership Card this week.

“We know that the vast majority of UPDF and Police Officers support our struggle to liberate our country. As I said in my previous message, these brothers and sisters have borne the brunt of bad governance.” Bobi Wine said.

“We therefore always encourage the soldiers and police officers who support us that they don’t need to come out now,” he added in a statement released on September 12.

Bobi Wine continues to say that, it might have been a wrong sense of judgement for Lance Corporal Bigombe to openly identify with NUP but “I want to call out the double standards!”.

To condemn the act, Bobi Wine said that whenever a soldier or police officer tries to show sympathy and support to the NUP, and any other forces of change, he or she faces charges of treason.

Bobi Wine continued and said that Ugandans are struggling so that it can be easy for officers to serve their country and retire with dignity, and have the right to support political parties of their own choice.

Bobi Wine added that the army and Police should never be a prison.

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