By Joel Ssenabulya
Presidential aspirant Lt Gen Henry Tumukunde has strongly stated that nothing will stop him from carrying on his struggle and intentions to unseat his former boss President Museveni in the upcoming 2021 general elections.
This came in his address to the media given hours before his expected appearance at Criminal Investigations Department (CID) headquarters at Kibuli in Kampala. Gen Tumukunde was last week issued with fresh summons directing him to appear before police for interrogation over allegations that he has been convening political meetings with army veterans, something that police sees as illegal.
In his response, however, Gen Tumukunde believes these are plans by the government he helped take power in 1986 and once served, to frustrate his political campaigns ahead of next year’s polls. He, however, said that he will not be cowed by such plans.
“That in circumstances where we spent our lives, some of us pour bodies trying to really stabilise this country and give a formidable comfort where all views can be expressed, we continue to be obstructed,” Gen Tumukunde strongly said.
It is for this reason that he asked advocates of change not to give up or even be cowed by the state moves saying their courage as leaders in the opposition encourages others to carry on.
“We need to continue to give an impression to all of us who are players in this political scene that we stand an opportunity to campaign freely and be able to win an election,” Gen Tumukunde said.
He then stressed that: “If this ceases to be, then we are necessarily returning to the 1980-1981 situation where a minister would be arrested on a road block in a government where you are serving.”