Religious leaders under the Inter-Religious Council of Uganda (IRCU) have called for the immediate release of Presidential candidates Robert Kyagulanyi (Bobi Wine), Patrick Oboi Amuriat and other who were arrested Wednesday, and condemned the rights violations committed by security agencies.
At a news conference on Thursday, the IRCU leader Mufti Sheikh Shaban Ramathan Mubajje said that Bobi Wine and Amuriat should be presented to the courts of law as the law stipulates, if indeed they committed any offences.
"It is incumbent upon us to express our concern in the current political injustices in the country and to provide guidance especially in such critical period in our country. We are deeply concerned of the violent events that occurred in our country yesterday where the whole word witnessed brutal arrests of political candidates; Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi and Hon.Amuriat Oboi.
We call upon the electoral commission and the various security organs to adhere to the human rights principals enshrined in the national objectives and practices while being law abiding and following our national constitution." Part of the statement reads