Mukono Municipality Member of Parliament Betty Nambooze, Kira Municipality MP Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda and People Power’s Chairman Fred Nyanzi have finally arrived at their homes after spending a night in NBS TV studios.
The politicians were on Tuesday night stuck at NBS’s Media Plaza after being tipped that security operatives had deployed outside the building waiting to arrest them. The trio was part of a crew that was hosted for the Barometer program facilitated by Zambali Bulasio Mukasa.
Nambooze confirmed in a social media post that she had spent a night at NBS.
“Comrades, I’m not fine. The hours under siege have denied me medication and a proper bed for my broken bones and the air conditioning at NBS television isn’t good for my health. Our comrades, Hon. Kakooza and Hon Rwomushana went home but I, Hon. Ssemujju, Hon. Nyanzi and the talk show host Bulasio Zambali continue to be captives of our own state,”she wrote.
The National Unity Platform (NUP) president Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine also posted on his social media platforms,”Friends, Our comrades Hon. Betty Nambooze, Hon. Semujju Nganda, and Comrade Chairman Nyanzi Fred and others are still stuck inside NBS studios after police surrounded the entire building as they were having a talk show last night. As we wait to see what happens, I want to urge all Ugandans to be more vigilant than we have ever been. The regime is in panic. The intimidation is intended to scare us into silence, but this is our time to get even louder. We shall overcome.”
However on Wednesday morning, Nambooze disclosed that they have left the NBS TV premises.
“Now that it’s day time…Let us get out of here and face whatever the regime plans for us. I’m not in the best form of health but I will spend the last strength in me on the struggle.”
Meanwhile, Kabula county MP James Kakooza and presidential hopeful Charles Rwomushana who were also part of the crew hosted on the show were on Tuesday night intercepted and briefly arrested by Police personnel.
“NBS TV is under siege right now. They have blocked all the Barometer guests from leaving the station. Charles Rwomushana and MP Kakooza arrested,” a witness at the station confirmed.
The message was later confirmed by Rwomushana, using his social media platform.
“Arrested at NBS TV,” Rwomushana said.
“Hon James Kakooza let free, the others surrounded by police,” he added moments later.
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