Arrested NUP Members, Including Ssenyonyi, Face Legal Action as Party Works to Free Them

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NUP President Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine, has announced that the party's lawyers are working on securing the release of the arrested members. He stated, "Our lawyers have already started the process of releasing all our members who were arrested today."
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NUP President Bobi Wine Vows to Secure Release of Arrested Party Members


 

The National Unity Platform (NUP) is taking steps to free its members who were arrested, including party spokesperson Joel Ssenyonyi.



On Monday morning, 14 NUP members, including NUP Secretary General David Lewis Rubongoya, were arrested at the NUP headquarters in Kamwokya, Kampala. They had gathered there for prayers in honor of their deceased party members.

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NUP President Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine, has announced that the party’s lawyers are working on securing the release of the arrested members. He stated, “Our lawyers have already started the process of releasing all our members who were arrested today.”

Bobi Wine emphasized that despite the ongoing arrests, the party would not remain silent. He declared, “We will continue with the struggle, and the entire world that seeks change is behind us. So, stay tuned, and we will announce our next plan.”

Bobi Wine made these remarks during a media briefing at his residence in Magere, Wakiso district on Monday, October 9, 2023.



According to Luke Owoyesigyire, the spokesperson for the Kampala Metropolitan Police, the arrested group is currently being held at Kira Road Police Station in Kampala. He explained, “We have 14 NUP members in custody at Kira Road Police Station. They are yet to provide their statements, and after that, we will decide whether to release them on bail or have them appear in court tomorrow.”

When asked about the charges against the group, Owoyesigyire stated that they were being investigated for inciting violence.



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