The Army Will Crash People Power— Gen Otafiire

“The army is going  to crash whoever is misusing and misrepresenting people’s power for selfish interests,” Gen Kahinda Otafiire, the minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, has said.

Otafiire, said this on Sunday while talking to residents from Mitooma District who dwell in Kampala.

“There is a group of people is misrepresenting people’s power under the slogan of People Power to disorganise the country,” he said.

“I have heard all this noise about People Power; which power do you represent, where are these people? The one we know is the LCI chairperson, people power is exercised by the LCI chairperson through the ballot box,” he added.

The minister is known for being brutal in his speech. He said ‘they’ will guard power using the army and air force. 

Otafiire told those in attendance that there is no problem in opposing the current government but opposition should not be through violence.

“Yes, you can attempt to remove government through violence. I don’t say it is not possible but know it is not easy and be prepared for the consequences,” he said.

Bobi Wine who is the leader of opposition pressure group people says he is unfazed by Otafiire’s threats. He criticizes the minister for being partisan which is contrary of Article 208(2) of the Constitution which decrees that the army shall be non-partisan, national in character, patriotic, disciplined & subordinate to civilian authority.

Moses Kayigwa