Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) is demanding for the unconditional release of supporters arrested during FDC demos in Mbale.
The arrested include Namakwekwe NRM Chairman Bukoma Sowedi, Sowali Wabomba and Mabuya Dan. The three were reportedly arrested for stoning OC Operations’ vihecle as police were in running battles with supporters who had gathered to welcome FDC national leaders.
Besigye was supposed to address a rally at Mpumudde grounds in mission cell in Mbale town.
Margaret Wokuri Madanda the Mbale FDC Chairperson says several opposition supporters have been locked up over 24hours with no charges preferred on them. According to Wokuri, government should release the opposition supporters and also come out clearly on the arrests.
However, Mbale district Woman Member of Parliament Connie Nakayenze Galiwango blamed Mbale police for being unfair. According to Nakayenze, Police released FDC Party President Patrick Amuriat Oboi yesterday night few minutes after his arrest and kept on holding the Mbale residents.
Fred Ahimbisibwe the Mbale District Police officer in response told the legislator that Amuriat is a national leader.