President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni will meet the Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi to grill him on the remarks made by Buganda primier (Katikkiro) Charles Peter Mayiga.
Mayiga in a statement issued during the detention of Bobi Wine and 33 others condemned the torture of Members of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu (Kyadondo East) and Mityana Municipality Francis Zaake .
“Our attention has been drawn to the violence that occurred on the eve of the by-election in Arua in the course of which one Yasin Kawuma was shot dead and Robert Kyagulanyi a.k.a Bobi Wine, and Mityana Municipality MP Hon. Francis Zaake were arrested,” Mayiga said in a press release.
Mayiga also blamed the government for blocking the legislator from seeking medical attention following the chaotic scene in Arua.
“Gruesome pictures of a badly injured Hon. Zaake has surfaced in the media and Hon. Kyagulanyi’s lawyers have reported that he is badly injured. Both have been denied access to their families or medical practitioners of their choice.”
He said the Kingdom of Buganda is a champion of constitutionalism and the rule of law. Buganda Kingdom added.
He blamed the government against torturing the people of Uganda adding that those involved should be held responsible.
“This is informed by adherence to our culture (ENNONO). Buganda also condemns the use of violence to settle political scores. We were victims of this in 1996 and know that violence and oppression only beget more violence and resistance.” He said.
Mayiga further blamed the barbaric treatment of opposition leaders and the murder of Bobi Wine driver Yasin Kawuma in Arua.
“Once again, let all political differences be settled politically and in a civil manner that assures peace and stability in the country,” Mayiga arged.
Responding to Mayiga statement president Museveni said those seeking the presidency should present ideas that can help the ordinary Ugandans.
“I will look for the Kabaka so that he tells me what that Katikiro of his was saying. The people who want to lead are people who presumably have ideas. I hope they don’t want to lead without ideas.
If you want to lead, you say, our idea is the following, then you go to the public and look for votes.” president Museveni said.