President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has slammed the team behind Arua Monday night chaos.
Speaking through the Statement issued early this morning Museveni said that its a shame that the elements of the Opposition, including Kassiano Wadri, Kyagulanyi (Bobi Wine) and others, stoned his convoy, including the language vehicle.
He adds that the stones they threw broke the rear glass window of the car used to transport luggage. That window glass is not armoure and there was no harm on the old man with a hat.
“It is a big shame to have such confused people who want to use violence to intimidate Ugandans. Nobody has a right to intimidate any Ugandan by word or action.” He said.
The Head of State adds that fortunately, his convoy did not react with fire in response to this attack.
“This was because we were not equipped for anti-riots. Our intervention could have resulted into people’s death because we only had live bullets. Unfortunately, this crowd, with a tinga tinga (a grader), apparently continued to the town where they attacked people who were coming from the NRM rally.” He said.
Museveni also blamed the saga to the weak management by the Police and the criminal behaviour of some of the Opposition leaders.
“Why take supporters in processions through congested streets? The legal thing is to go for the rally at the agreed venue and, after the rally, everybody disperses to his/her home. Processions are illegal and the NRM leaders should not be part of them because they inconvenience the public.” He added.