By Andrew Irumba
Kampala: Uganda police this afternoon sealed off National Unity Platform headquarters in Kamwokya with dozens of uniformed police officers and plain clothed security officers and confiscated security cameras, red berets, party symbols (Umbrellas) and other items found inside its offices. This raid follows Govt’s move to designate the red beret as official military clothing.
Police is yet to officially issue a statement on why they invaded the opposition party, however some of the officers at the seen confirmed that NUP headquarters were now a crime scene.
The National Unity Platform has described as unbelievable the actions by the regime amid an escalating crisis that has seen security forces seal off the party offices.
Several National Unity Platform leaders took to their social media platforms to condemn what it termed as an ‘attack on democracy’ in Uganda.
”This is the situation outside the doors of our offices at the Secretariat in Kamwokya. Police, Military and other security agencies have cordoned off the area. Our President Bobi Wine was also inside the Secretariat. No one is allowed to move in or out. They’re now ransacking our offices”. Mityana Municipality MP Zaake posted.
In the same vein, Party Spokesperson Joel Ssenyonyi described the actions as ‘fearful’ on the side of the regime.
“It causes them to panic and do despicable things. Uganda’s regime is in fear, it’s scared of Ugandans who are hungry for change, but whatever evil they do only emboldens us. Nothing, and I mean nothing, can stop an idea whose time has come!” Ssenyonyi posted on Facebook.