Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) has accused Denis Namuwooza of orchestrating violence and tormenting the opposition supporters during the Soroti East and Busongora South by-elections.
Namuwooza was formerly the Kampala metropolitan police Deputy commander who was captured on camera hitting the opposition strongman Dr. Kizza Besigye in the groin when he was violently arrested at spear Junction, Nakawa on November 5 2019, when security blocked FDC national conference in Kira.
“This is ACP Namuwooza Denis, the machine of violence and our tormentor during the Soroti East and Busongora South by-elections, “the party said in a statement.
On Thursday last week, the police officer ordered the arrest of FDC candidate for Busongora South Aloysius Kighema Baguma, according to the party.
The party also accused him of intimidating many of their leaders who were stationed at different polling stations to ensure that the polls are run smoothly, unfortunately when he came, he started disorganizing everything.
“On 28th July 2022, Denis was among the criminal masterminds who invaded and broke into the Soroti home of Hon. Adeke Ebaju Annah,” said the party.
The party informed all police officers and army officers, who are committing crimes against Ugandans on behalf of president Museveni, that they are taking notice of their savagery, once the NRM falls, they will have a taste of their own medicine.
A couple of days ago, Besigye shared a clip showing Busongora South FDC Candidate, Kighema Aloysius Baguma, being beaten and detained, as he protested ballot-staffing at a polling station.
“Elections under the NRM/Museveni Junta are a total sham. Only value should be to mobilise people for resistance. This must stop, “said Besigye.
Shortly after announcing the results, FDC rejected the outcome of the Busongora South Parliamentary by-election held which saw NRM’s Gideon Thembo Mujungu declared the winner.
The party President, Patrick Amuriat Oboi, said the exercise was not free and fair and had many irregularities that breached the electoral laws, something the NRM has dismissed.