Members of the National Unity Platform (NUP) in the diaspora have started fundraisers for troubled blogger Fred Lumbuye at the same time seeking asylum for him in the Netherlands and other European states.
According to the current obtained information, the fundraiser happened following a quick zoom meeting that was attended by many in UK, Turkey, Germany and Uganda.
The meeting also had Ugandan legislator Francis Butebi Zaake, who assured the group that many interventions have been made including hiring a legal representative for Lumbuye to avert his deportation to Uganda.
The meeting also agreed to raise $40,000 for legal fees and other coordination needs for Lumbuye who according to NUP sources, he is under arrest in Turkey.
The meeting also revealed that officials are in talks with different EU countries to give Lumbuye asylum with the Netherlands already consenting to taking him in.