Kampala, 19 November, 2020 / 7:15 pm (ACI Africa).
Religious leaders in Uganda have expressed concerns about the latest violent activities in the country, condemning the arrest of two presidential candidates.
In their collective statement issued Thursday, November 19, members of the Inter Religious Council of Uganda (IRCU) call on the security agencies “to uphold the Ugandan Constitution.”
“We are deeply concerned about the violent events that occurred in our country yesterday where the whole world witnessed brutal arrests of political candidates; Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi and Hon. Amuriat Oboi,” IRCU members say.
The religious leaders who include a representative of the Catholic Bishops “call for the immediate release of all people who were arrested yesterday. In the event that they committed crimes, they should be presented to the courts of law as the law stipulates.”
On Wednesday, November 18, Ugandan police arrested the National Unity Platform (NUP) presidential candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu popularly known as Bobi Wine in Luuka District, Eastern Uganda, as he campaigned for the January 14 presidential election.