The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has expressed her innermost sadness at events happening countrywide as a result of ongoing campaigns. This after Security Forces fired teargas and live bullets in Uganda’s capital, Kampala, to disperse people protesting against the arrest of Ugandan presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine.
Bobi Wine’s supporters are calling for him to be released from police detention. He was arrested at a campaign rally in the east of the country on Wednesday and the police are accusing him of flouting coronavirus prevention guidelines against drawing crowds.
He has not yet been charged.
Kadaga says such events should not be condoned in society.
“It is crystal clear that the ongoing demonstrations and related matters are a direct replica of inadequate civic education conducted by the Electoral Commission. And to all fellow Ugandans out there, I wish to inform you that there’s life after elections,” Kadaga said in a statement.
She added: “Uganda belongs to each and every one of us and the ongoing electoral processes should not come in between us but rather should unite us for a common good and a better Uganda, today, tomorrow and for eternity.”