Kampala. The Opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party have asked President Museveni to apologise to Ugandans over the murder of Arua Municipality Member of Parliament Ibrahim Abiriga and others who have died in a similar manner.
Addressing journalists at the party headquarters in Najjanankumbi, Kampala, yesterday, the party deputy secretary general, Mr Harold Kaija, said the President has been issuing careless statements every time such murders happen and no one has ever been convicted for the same.
“The President has failed in his duty of protecting the citizens. He promised to secure CCTV cameras and several other modern equipment to fight murder in the country but all in vain. When Abiriga died, he called those who killed him pigs and senseless but these are the same people terrorising Ugandans,” Mr Kaija said.
He added: “President Museveni should admit failing to provide security to citizens and seek knowledge from the Opposition on how to end crime in the country instead of blaming it on other people.”
Abiriga and his brother Saidi Buga Kongo were last Friday gunned down a few metres from their home in Kawanda near Kampala by unknown assailants.
During yesterday’s press briefing, FDC also denied being part of the chaos in Arua Municipality on Sunday evening after the body of Abiriga and his brother arrived for burial.
Arua RDC Peter Debele accused the Opposition of staging the protest, which saw mourners confiscate the two caskets containing the remains of Abiriga and his brother as well as destroying the chairs and tents that were meant for guests.
However, FDC yesterday said Arua residents were protesting the manner in which their sons were killed and they had kept their anger for a long time.