February 23, 2024

Kagadi Youth under extreme fear for supporting opposition Presidential Candidate Gen. Tumukunde


Maxwell Babyesiza, coordinator Renewed Uganda in Kagadi District

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Maxwell Babyesiza, a youth political activist and staunch supporter to the Renewed Uganda led by Gen. Henry Tumukunde has reportedly received death threats from unknown individuals disguising themselves to be pro NRM government.

Babyesiza said that he had received threatening messages from the said National Resistance Movement supporters.

 “I have been receiving threats via phone calls and some of them are accusing me of associating with Gen. Tumukunde and the Renewed Uganda, a political party I love. They accused me of sabotaging their NRM campaigns in Bunyoro and Kagadi district in particular yet the issues I front are genuine,” Maxwell told this website.

He said this had become continuous since 2020 when he joined the opposition to demand for better service delivery.

Babyesiza also told our reporter that he had been warned to watch over his footsteps and moves since he was the next target if he didn’t denounce his opposition political affiliations.

“These are direct threats to my life; the messages were saying that I am the next target, that I should not take their warnings lightly. Yesterday, I reported to the police but in the evening, I received more messages,” he added.

Maxwell who is currently living in extreme fear and anxiety said his days were expiring and that he needed security to protect his life that is in danger.

 “I am now left with 2 days from the day of the notice. They said they will determine how to handle the matter the way they were trained. They said they know how to pull the trigger and how to give the right medication,” he said.

Maxwell (right) with Gen. Henry Tumukunde (middle) while at Kagadi Freedom tree in November 2020

Maxwell said last week as he was coming from Kagadi town he found four unknown guys on his gate and when they saw him, they moved towards him with the intention of hurting him but he ran away making an alarm and they also took off.

He however promised never to relent until the mission he was assigned to accomplish is achieved.

“I will not give up until when these political persecutions and injustices are brought to an end” Maxwell vowed.

In 2020, a former army general launched his candidacy for Uganda’s presidential election in 2021 and said he would target the ordinary Ugandan who has the vote.

Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde, a former national security minister in the East African country, launched his campaign – Renewed Uganda – at an event in the capital Kampala, announcing that he would run as an independent candidate.


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