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    BOBI WINE FINALLY ADMITS: Elections Cannot Remove Museveni, We Are Going To Look For Plan B Instead Of Being Hoodwinked By Bogus Elections…



    National Unity Platform (NUP) boss Robert Kyagulanyi

    The President for National Unity Platform (NUP), Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine has vowed to join efforts with other opposition leaders to look for plan B to remove President Kaguta Museveni from power.

    Bobi Wine said that they are tired of Museveni hoodwinking them with his ‘bogus’ elections.

    Bobi Wine made these remarks while appearing on “Ebigambo Tebitta”, a political interview on NTV today, 30th, July, 2022.

    “I am in talks with my fellow leaders not only in NUP but other parties like Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), JEEMA and Democratic Party (DP) members that are still willing so that we can find a way forward,” he said.

    He added, “We cannot keep doing the same thing so many times while getting the same results. So, it is time we talked as leaders to decide what has to be done.”

    Bobi emphasized that they cannot keep involving themselves in such politics where they submit their people into an elections that is not free and fair, insisting that it will seem as though they are part of the ‘syndicate.’

    When he was asked if their decision to quit elections won’t affect democracy, Bobi Wine revealed that democracy is voting that is free and fair, however, the kind of voting in Uganda is not free and it’s not fair at all.

    He explained, “Voting here involves killing, torturing, arresting people just like what happened in Soroti East (during the by-elections) where they arrested the FDC president and others and yet it is not the first time because this has been happening.

    “What happened in the Soroti East by-election is saddening. This was the case in Soroti, Kayunga and Omoro. The government is trying to make people hate elections.”

    He further divulged that they (opposition) only use the election as a mobilization tool.

    “We use these elections as a mobilization tool, as an opportunity to meet people. I am not allowed to hold political gatherings even though there is a provision for it in the law but everyone is allowed to do that except me.”

    Bobi Wine also disclosed that the only problem they had before was that they were not connecting as opposition leaders.

    They were fighting each other not knowing this was making Museveni stronger.

    “We are also a problem to ourselves as opposition, we won’t heap all the blame in Museveni pressing us, we are a problem because we are the very reason for our splitting. We may plan to work together as leaders but you will find some members in our group trying to separate the connection between us.”

    He asserted that they (opposition) have a problem of shallow satisfaction because they have been too oppressed.

    “We have a problem of shallow satisfaction. We have been too oppressed and when a few people get to high offices, they get too comfortable and do not want to change anything yet change has to be radical,” he stated.

    When he was asked if he is okay with another person leading the front while he follows, Bobi Wine contended that it is not about who is leading, it is about what their goal is as opposition, which is to weaken National Resistance Movement (NRM) and their leadership.

    He revealed that the reason why NUP did not front a candidate for the Soroti by-election is that they had to sacrifice because it is part of the unity they are trying to build.

    “Sacrifice is a part of unity. The first thing we need to sacrifice is our egos.  There was no need for NUP to have a candidate in Soroti because we are a people power meaning we listen to the voice of the people,” he added.

    Speaking about the appointment of DP president Nobert Mao as Minister for Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Bobi Wine noted that he was given the position simply to fight opposition and more particularly NUP.

    “First of all, the main reason as to why Mao was given that position is because he has been fighting us. It is Museveni trying to fight us indirectly and that is why he keeps such jobs for people like Mao.”

    “Once he finishes the assignments Museveni gave him like fighting opposition, changing the voting rights and voting him again as president, Museveni will have to dump him as he has always done,” Bobi Said.

    Bobi Wine joins four-time presidential candidate Kizza Besigye in admitting that elections can no longer remove President Museveni.

    Before the 2021 general elections, Besigye told his opposition counterparts that after competing with Museveni in four elections, he has finally come to a conclusion that he cannot be removed through voting.

    He rallied the opposition to stand together and get plan B which involved boycotting the 2021 election.


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    Security On High Alert After Sunday ADF-Linked Bomb Blast Near Uganda, DR Congo Border



    Uganda security agencies have been put on high alert after a bomb linked to the Allied Democratic Forces – ADF went off yesterday near Uganda, Congo border.

    The incident in the Eastern DRC happened at Pentecostal Church in Lhubirira, an immediate town located 4kms after Mpondwe border point. At least 10 people died on the spot and 47 others suffered injuries.

    “The terror attack shows that terrorism can occur any time and anywhere, and further reminds us all of the terrorist threats that we face as a country. Because of the existing threat environment, our Joint Counter terror task teams from CMI, Crime Intelligence, Counter terrorism, CID in coordination with territorial units, continue to operate with a heightened state of readiness. It is approximately, 425days, since the double terror task at CPS and Kampala Avenue that have led to several investigations, multiple arrests and recovery of an assortment of dangerous weapons. So far, 18 guns have been recovered, 1 PK gun and 116 PK rounds, 1 pistol, 7 IEDs, 21 electronic detoriators, 52 explogel explosives, 2 Axel blades, 2 emulsion explosives, an assortment of bomb making materials, walkie talkies, mobile phones, 185 other types of ammunition, and motorcycles etc. In addition, a total of 57 suspects (terrorists and rebels) have been arrested,” Police Spokesperson who doubles as the Joint Security Spokesman told the media in Kampala on Monday.

    And while those disruptive operations present a positive step in securing the safety of Ugandans, Enanga says that “there is still work to identify ADF cells of agents, collaborators, operatives and sponsors within the country.”

    “Several measures have also been put in place, to avert any hostile infiltrations and attacks at Mpondwe border and all other crossing points. For instance, we have stopped the movement of cargo and passenger boats across Lake Albert, intensified patrols in Bugoma forest and across the borderlines, bolstered security at major installations, markets and parking yards, and intensified intelligence on several targets among others,” he said.

    Enanga, however, asked the public not to be alarmed “by these steps because it is meant for their safety.”

    “We would like to further remind the public that the threats of terrorism are real, especially on soft targets, which are many and sometimes difficult to defend, especially restaurants, markets, shopping centres, public transportation hubs like taxi and bus parks, places of worship and other crowded places etc. as a result, we call upon the public to be extra alert and vigilant, as they go about their activities. Remember, the best defence against any terrorist threats is our collective community effort. Once again, please be alert but not alarmed. And report any suspicious behaviour or activity to the nearest police unit or security agency.”


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    City Babe Who Offered Room For Cousin & Her Boyfriend Arrested For Double Murder



    The police are investigating circumstances under which two young adults died in a fire at Jinja-Nabweru on Thursday evening.

    The deceased have been identified as Patricia, 24, and Kajumba, 27.

    Findings show that the lovers visited Suzan Keitesi, 24; a cousin of Patricia on Thursday morning. Keitesi is a resident in an apartment at Jinja Kawempe Zone A, Jinja Kawempe Ward in Nabweru Division.

    However, the pair were found dead on Thursday evening in a suspicious manner, while Keitesi was rushed to a nearby clinic and later Kawempe hospital for first aid. She was later discharged that day.

    Suspecting foul play, detectives attached to Kawempe Police Station interacted with Keitesi on her hospital bed. Her statement looked uncoordinated. She has been detained as further investigations continue.

    Deputy Police Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire says Patricia and her boyfriend are suspected to have been murdered.

    “We have reserved the scene for further examination by officials from National Building Review Board, UMEME, and other stakeholders, to ascertain the exact cause of the fire. 

    Whereas the tenant had a gas cooker, it was in a store and it remained intact,” Owoyesigyire said. “We have however arrested Kaitesi Suzan on allegations of Murder as investigations continue.”



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    Aponye MD Harold Byamugisha Still Missing – Security



    Police are searching for the Managing Director of Aponye Uganda Limited who went missing on Sunday night.

    Harold Byamugisha is said to have left home on Sunday dressed casually, promising his wife that he was to return.

    “The wife says he left home in a yellow shirt and white shorts. She said he called her around 11pm and informed her that he could return home in 20 minutes. He didn’t return,” Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire told the media yesterday.

    Byamugisha’s family has also put up an announcement, promising a Shs5m reward to anyone who can help them find him.

    “He was last seen in Ntinda on Sunday…driving his motor vehicle, a Range Rover, white in colour number UBF 017D. This is to inform the general public that whoever has any idea of his whereabouts, please call us on 0775363017, 07770611435 or report to the nearest police station. A reward of Shs5m is available,” the notice reads in part.

    But while reports emerged Friday morning that he had been found, security sources say Byamugisha is yet to be found.

    “He called us yesterday and said he is okay. But the wife who reported the case hasn’t physically seen him,” a security source said.

    Owoyesigyire says Byamugisha is still missing.

    “To us, he is still missing,” he said. “So, we are still looking for him and he is not safe and sound like he said.”


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