Joel Ssenyonyi has tasked the police to start investigations into the brutal attacks on their mobilizers by security agents.
Ssenyonyi is the spokesperson of People Power, a political pressure group led by Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi.
While addressing journalists at the pressure group’s headquarters in Kamwokya on Tuesday, Ssenyonyi said their mobilisers and supporters in different parts of the country have been killed, while some have been tortured but police and other security agents have not come out to investigate the matters or stop the brutalization.
“We have had a number of our mobilizers and supporters brutalized by Police and state security agencies. Their crime being that they are ardent supporters of People Power,” said Ssenyonyi.
Last week People Power mobilizer in Buvuma Islands Salongo Stephen Lukoma was shot dead by a security agent. In the same week, Moses Okot Bitek in Amolator district was shot and injured by the bodyguard of a Resident District Commissioner (RDC). In Gulu district an artiste, Bosimic Otim also a People Power mobiliser was beaten and injured in the head by security agents in Gulu while shooting a video of his People Power song.
Ssenyonyi alleges that all People Power supporters and mobilisers across the country have been brutalized by the state security for expressing themselves against the current regime.
“We demand a quick investigations by the police so as to bring to book all those responsible for these injustices committed against Ugandans who have rights under Chapter Four of the Constitution. Our legal team has also taken up these matters, justice has to be served,” he said adding that there are also repetitive reports about People Power supporters who have gone missing.
Ssenyonyi cited an example of John Bosco Kibalama who went missing on June 3.
“We call on Police to get to the bottom of this case and others,” he noted.Ssenyonyi also asked Electoral Commission to clear it’s a position if it’s partisan or a country’s commission. He said that President Museveni has continuously disobeyed the orders of EC but EC has not acted at all.
“EC issued orders asking aspirants not to engage in any early campaign but President Museveni and NRM have been on a campaign spree including putting up billboards,” he said.
“EC must come up and challenge what Museveni and his party doing. What is good for the goose, should be good for the gander.”