Stella Nyanzi, Lukwago & Pastor Ngabo Arrested Over FDC Prayers

Police has Tuesday morning arrested scores of people who attempted to access FDC party Head Quaters in Najjanankumbi for their weekly prayers.

FDC’s Besigye addresses journalists at his home (photo credit NTV)

Among those arrested was Kampala Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago, Stella Nyanzi and pastor Happy Ngabo among other FDC supporters.


The arrested are currently being held at Katwe police station.


Police had earlier on arrested journalist who tried to access Dr Kizza Besigye’s home in Kasangati.


They were detained briefly before releasing them later after ordering them to delete the photos and images that they had captured.


Meanhile, while addressing journalist at his home, Besigye has vowed that the defiance campaign will go on.


“If you declare yourself as a leader of people and they have not elected for you, they will defy. Let it be known that this defiance campaign is not going to stop whatsoever. There is no way you are going to stop defiance.”


“The defiance campaign will go on until the NRM regime collapses. The activities of May 5 will go on. We shall see who Uganda belongs to, whether it belongs to Museveni or the people.”


On the ongoing arrests of FDC supporters, Besigye said this is the epitome of abuse of power and criminality of our institutions to simply brutalise people who are going to pray.


“I hope all right thinking citizens will condemn it, and all citizens of the world.”


Similarly, FDC party president, Gen Mugisha Muntu said that if police goes ahead with arresting their supporters, who are going for prayers, then they will even take the prayers to bold places like mosques and churches.


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FDC’s prayers have been going on every Tuesday for the past two months.


However, Justice Kavuma issued an interim order Friday discontinuing FDC’s ‘Free My Vote’ Tuesday prayers, as well as prohibiting media houses from broadcasting or publishing any such message of the prayers.