The National Unity Platform (NUP) will use this year’s Independence Day to pray for their comrades killed and abducted by President Yoweri Museveni regime, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, the party’s President has revealed.
“While dictator Museveni and his cronies will gather in Kitgum tomorrow to ‘celebrate independence’, we shall gather at our offices in Kamwokya to pray for our comrades killed by the regime, those who were abducted and are still missing, as well as those in illegal detention,” Kyagulanyi, aka Bobi Wine said in a statement posted on his social media pages.
We shall reaffirm that there is nothing to celebrate about independence because we are not independent, Bobi Wine added, elaborating that Independence Day was simply a change of guard from white colonialists to black colonialists who have done even worse. “As Museveni and his small group gather to celebrate the loot and plunder of our nation for almost fourty years, we shall be joined by the families of the victims of repression to remember their loved ones – the dead, the disappeared and the detained,”
“We shall dedicate a session to the missing journalist Sesanga Batte, who was abducted by regime operatives a few days ago and he remains missing.”
Uganda achieved her independence from Britain on October 9 1962. This year, to mark the day, government will celebrate at a function in Kitgum, northern Uganda. President Museveni will be the chief guest.
This year’s Independence Day theme is sustaining a United and Progressive Nation: Taking Charge of Our Future as a Free Nation.