National Unity Platform has distanced itself from groups of people threatening to shut down Uganda with widespread protests.
The Minister for Information and ICT, Judith Nabakooba on Sunday said the government has got wind of harmful propaganda being circulated that the country will shut down between today February 3 and 7 with protests.
The Deputy Inspector General of Police, Maj. Gen.Paul Lokech said the people being the threats are using video and audio messages sent on various social media platforms.
However, yesterday, National Unity Platform president, Robert Kyagulanyi said he is not aware of the said messages that are allegedly being circulated on social media.
Kyagulanyi told journalists that he first heard it from Minister Judith Nabakooba and then Maj. Gen. Lokech asserting that he doesn’t know about those messages.
Kyagulanyi says if anyone is aggrieved, they should seek legal means for redress noting that as a party, they believe in non-violent means in whatever they do.
According to NUP spokesperson, Joel Ssenyonyi, such could be the work of the government aimed at framing and targeting opposition supporters but noted they won’t be intimidated by anything.