By Solomon Hamala
The Uganda Peoples Defense Forces (UPDF) Spokesperson has cautioned NRM mobilizers against engaging in criminal activities during the forthcoming general elections.
Brigadier Flavia Byekwaso sounded the warning while addressing NRM moblizers from Busoga sub region during a meeting held at Iganga Boys Primary School yesterday 7th September,2020.
Byekwaso said such mobilisers will be arrested and charged before courts of law since no one is above the law.
She said majority of NRM mobilizers engage in criminal activities like beating up supporters of the opposition parties thinking they will be spared since they belong to the ruling party.
“We shall not spare you just because you belong to the ruling party,” she said.
Byekwaso said the UPDF represents all citizens regardless of political affiliation.
She revealed that the UPDF has put in strategies to ensure the forthcoming presidential and parliamentary elections are peaceful by setting up centers that will coordinate incidents of violence throughout the country for immediate response.
“We have put up mechanisms whereby all security agencies will be able to monitor whatever is happening in every part of the country for immediate response,” she said.
Byekwaso said judging from the recent results of youth elections country wide, the ruling NRM party is assured of victory in the forthcoming presidential elections saying what is left is for the supporters to canvass support for the flag bearers.
She urged Ugandans not to be intimidated by Besigye’s claims of plan B promising that he will be crushed in case he attempts to use force take over power.
“As a force we are prepared for anything in case he tries to use another alternative of trying to force himself into power,” she said.
The NRM moblizers urged the party secretariat to hold regular meetings as one way of getting platforms to express their grievances.