The National Unity Platform(NUP), has trashed as baseless allegations by security operatives that the opposition Party is plotting illegal protests countrywide .
This follows an announcement by police spokesperson Uganda Police Fred Enanga that the party plans on holding demonstrations aimed at disorganising the peace and tranquility of the nation.
Enanga stated on Monday during a weekly security briefing at the police headquarters in Naguru,Kampala that the opposition party is conniving with political activists to hold senseless protests.
“Many youth groups are not interested in participating in these senseless acts of violence and we want to greatly thank them for being peacefulBut there are still those that intelligence is indicating that are willing to participate in the protest and their motivation is looting,causing violence and destroying property.
He further explained “In Kasese there are already four suspects in the NUP cells,these were charged to Court with conspiracy to commit a felony of treason ,they are accused of mobilising people from Ntoroko ,Fort Portal Bundibogyo andHoima to hold massive violent protests’’.
However ,NUP Spokesperson Joel Ssenyonyi, has denied these reports from Police. Ssenyonyi explained to the media during a briefing today,that it is hungry and corrupt security operatives are scheming for money from the regime and hiding under NUP.
He further mentioned that NUP has always been transparent in its activities and would have announced nationwide protests if it had plans.
“Everything we do we announce publicly because there is nothing we do outside the law .Our thinking is that security leaders are broke and looking for money ,when they want money from the regime hey will put up a scene and ask for money to quell demonstrations and buy teargas and Mr.Museveni releases money when he feels his chair is threatened .’’he said
Ssenyonyi has also called upon the government to release four of NUP members who were arrested from Kasese district last week on allegations of treason.The four include Bwambaale Geoffrey, Mumbere Isaac, Basisa Brian and Isande Adonozio.
NUP last attempted to hold nationwide protests in February after they withdrew from court a petition challenging the victory of President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni but that never happened . Since then the party has never made any public pronouncement of demonstrations challenging President Museveni’s government.
Compiled by Rashidah Nakaayi