- Three army generals, including Commander-in-Chief Gen Yoweri Kaguta T. Museveni, are contesting for president.
- The presidential election will take place on 14 January 2020 – according to the electoral commission.
- “We’re not your slaves” – Bobi Wine tells Museveni on Friday.
- Mugisha Muntu has resumed his campaign activities following the release of Bobi Wine and POA.
Kampala—21 November 2020: The former army commander has told Ugandans and the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party that “change is coming”.
Major General Mugisha Muntu Greg is one of the eleven presidential candidates questing to take over from incumbent Yoweri Kaguta T. Museveni. The latter has ruled Uganda since 1986.
President Museveni is the NRM’s presidential candidate seeking re-election to extend his administration to 40 years.
However, Muntu, like other opposition candidates, signalled out 2021 as a year Uganda will see a change in presidency.
The former FDC one-term party president who’s the current Alliance for National Transformation (ANT) president and its presidential candidate, warned security agencies against brutalizing opposition and acting partisan.
“We have decided to pause our presidential campaign activities until our colleagues, Hon Kyagulanyi and Hon. Patrick Oboi Amuriat are released and their freedom to campaign guaranteed. We call upon government to recognise that this isn’t business as usual. The future of the country depends a lot on how you handle this season,” Muntu said, following the arrests of presidential candidates Robert Kyagulanyi and Patrick Oboi Amuriat early this week.
Mr Muntu used the hashtags: #ChangeIscoming and #CountryBeforeSelf.
Following Wine’s release from custody, Muntu announced resumption of his campaign activities.
Bobi Wine was arrested on Wednesday in Luuka district in what Police described as “violating Covid-19 rules”. Before his brutal arrest, hundreds of thousands of his fans had gathered, waiting for him to address them.
He was taken to Nalufenya police station in Jinja district, where he was detained for days before he was released on a non-cash bail on Friday by Iganga Magistrate’s Court.
Bobi Wine’s case was adjourned to December 18, 2020.
After his arrest on Wednesday, violent protests erupted in Kampala, Jinja, Wakiso, Masaka and other towns. Over 30 people are reported to have died, with dozens sustaining injuries, according to several media reports.
More than 400 protestors have been arrested, according to the police spokesperson, Mr Fred Enanga.
Soon after his release on Friday afternoon, Bobi Wine told president Museveni: “We are not your slaves.”