Uganda Media Centre Executive Director Ofwono Opondo has linked the arrest of former Intelligence Chief Gen. David Tinyefuza aka Sejusa to a number of groups planning to disrupt elections slated for February 18th.
Speaking at a press conference at Uganda Media Centre today morning, Opondo said that government is investigating reports linking Sejusa to the groups.
“Government would further like to inform the public that these same fringe opposition groups are mobilizing what they call Platform to Rescue Uganda, and Benghazi Pressure Group similar to those in Libya in 2010/11,” Opondo said.
Adding; “Government is following and investigating reports that appear to link Gen. David Sejusa aka Tinyefuza to some of these groups, and if found to be true appropriate actions will certainly be taken to curtail and neutralise his activities.”
He said that some opposition groups continue to mobilize under the pseudo noun of Power Ten (P10) mainly in Kampala, Wakiso and parts of Mukono districts.
Opondo said that the purpose of “mobilization is to first generate big campaign crowds for the rallies that opposition candidates Besigye and Amama Mbabazi are due to be addressing in Kampala, and its metropolitan areas that include Wakiso and Mukono.”
“Under the guise of mobilizing their supporters for vote protection on polling day, the same opposition elements have sinister plans to eventually turn into acts of civil disobedience,” he added.
Gen. Tinyefuza was arrested yesterday when soldiers stormed and searched his home located in Naguru, an upscale Kampala suburb. Currently, he is detained at Makindye military barracks.
The operation was led by Deputy Chief of Defence Forces of Uganda Lieutenant General Charles Angina who was acting on orders of Chief of Defence Forces, Gen. Katumba Wamala.