Leaders from the National Unity Platform yesterday morning held a press conference to comment about a number of issues disturbing our country. The party president has highlighted key points in his speech, he clearly said;
“In my communication, I decried the continued abuse of the rights of Hon. Ssegirinya Muhammad and Hon. Allan Ssewanyana who were charged with murder, terrorism and other offences 2 weeks ago, in purported connection to the serial murders in Masaka. Just moments ago, Hon. Ssegirinya has been re-arrested after being released on bail. The same thing happened to Hon. Ssewanyana last week. It is evident that these two are victims of State persecution on account of their political affiliation to NUP.
I also condemned the selective enforcement of COVID-19 restrictions by the regime with the intention of entrenching itself in power. It is unconscionable to force businesses run by ordinary, hardworking citizens to close, while those run by corrupt government officials and their relatives remain open and running.
I expressed concern about the bleak future of school-going children and youth who have now spent nearly 2 years home. The continued closure of schools is majorly the result of incompetent and unbothered leaders in the education sector, rather than a genuine intention to contain Covid-19. Closing schools to contain Covid-19 is no longer a smart idea.”