FDC Party Leaders Cry Foul Over ‘State’ Abduction Of NEC Member Nalongo Namwanga

FDC Party Leaders Cry Foul Over ‘State’ Abduction Of NEC Member Nalongo Namwanga

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By Spy Uganda

Kampala: As the forthcoming general elections knock the doors of electoral commission, a couple of political cases have been reported at various police stations and among these include one of the sudden disappearance of Ms,Nalongo Namwanga Lukia, the Bwaise 1 Parish Woman Councilor to Kawempe Division Urban Council in Kampala City who also doubles as the FDC NEC member serving as Deputy Secretary for Local Government.

Namwanga’s disappearance has been revealed through a statement released by the Forum For Democratic Change (FDC) party president Patrick Oboi Amuriat which states that by the time of her abduction, she was vying for the Kawempe South ‘A’ Lady Councilor to KCCA.

“Our sources indicate that she was abducted in the wee hours of yesterday morning from her home in Kazo – Bwaise, Kawempe Division by plain clothed security,” the party’s statement partially reads.

Read the full statement.

“STATE ABDUCTION OF FDC LEADER AND KAWEMPE DIVISION COUNCILOR NAMWANGA LUKIA.

We are saddened to announce the sudden disappearance of Ms. Nalongo Namwanga Lukia, the Bwaise 1 Parish Woman Councilor to Kawempe Division Urban Council in Kampala City. She also doubles as the FDC NEC member serving as Deputy Secretary for Local Government.

At the time of her abduction, she was vying for the Kawempe South ‘A’ Lady Councilor to KCCA.

Our sources indicate that she was abducted in the wee hours of yesterday morning from her home in Kazo – Bwaise, Kawempe Division by plain clothed security.

Kawempe South MP Hon. Munyagwa Mubarak and other leaders tried to reach her out but found out that her phones were left in her house as the security men took her away.

She has lately been mobilizing for the FDC Party in Kawempe.

We suspect that she was abducted because of her opposition political views and activities. We don’t expect this to happen in any a country that claims to be democratic. We see this as an infringement on the inalienable rights of Councilor Namwanga’s to assemble, speak and belong to a Political Party like the FDC. FDC isn’t an outlawed society.

The abduction of Councilor Namwanga is a clear depiction of what we should expect in the coming election and we strongly condemn this.

To keep her in gazetted sites is a pure violation of her political and human rights.

We hold Police and security organs totally responsible for the disappearance of Nalongo Namwanga Lukia because they have the duty of protecting citizens of Uganda and their properties as the law mandates them and there should never have been the perpetrators such unlawful actions.

We will not just watch as our members and leaders are intimidated abducted, tortured, mishandled, maimed or even killed.

We therefore demand security organs such as the Uganda Police and UPDF to release Councilor Namwanga unconditionally.

If there is any case to answer, she should be arraigned before a competent court for her to get justice.

Patrick Oboi Amuriat

FDC PARTY PRESIDENT”

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