The National Unity Platform (NUP) president Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu popularly known as Bobi Wine has taken to his social media handles to break the bad news of the arrest of a number of Makerere University student leaders who are also his top allies and members of his party.
According to Bobi Wine, the comrades who comprised of the university Guild president, Ivan Sempijja and his deputy were arrested by the police in Kampala on their way to the offices of the ministry of education to deliver a petition about several issues which affect the students as well as their parents.
According to Bobi Wine, the arrested students were demanding for the removal of the university functional fees due to the adverse effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, a comprehensive plan for full reopening of university for one on one learning among other critical issues.
“Because the regime has no answers even to the basic demands, they always resort to arrests and torture of anyone who cares speak on behalf of oppressed citizens,” Bobi Wine said.
He further urged the government to unconditionally release the arrested students leaders adding that having a peace protest to demand for their rights is not a crime at all.
“Walking to a ministry to deliver a petition should not be criminalized. This just speak to how much they fear the people,” he said.
This came hours after one of his top allies, Zaake Francis Mutebi also went public to reveal how he was attacked by unknown goons who beat up his bodyguard close to death.
Bobi Wine was the major challenger of president Yoweri Museveni in the January 14th general election even though he did not admit the election outcome.