KAMPALA – The National Unity Platform (NUP) party has described as total fabrication claims by police that the party plans to hold nationwide demonstrations.
Addressing in Kampala on Monday, 08 November 2021, Joel Ssenyonyi, the spokesperson of NUP, said if they had any such plans, they would have announced them publicly like they have done in the past.
The spokesperson of the Uganda Police Fred Enanga told the press on Monday that they have got intelligence information that NUP and other ‘violent political actors’ were planning to hold violent demonstrations aimed at destabilizing the country.
Enanga said the police he speaks for and other sister security agencies were ready to crush any such groups because such demonstrations are illegal as per the directives on the spread of Covid-19.
However, Ssenyonyi said today that the talk of demonstrations is a creation of the security agencies in order to trigger government to release money for them.
The last time NUP declared national wide demonstrations was in February this year after they withdrew from court a petition challenging the victory of President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. However, the calls went largely unheeded across the country. Since then, the party has never made any public pronouncement of demonstrations challenging President Museveni’s government.