The Democratic Party(DP) has responded to the recent remarks made by the deputy government spokesperson Col Shaban Bantariza who said that they will rather go back to the bush than hand over power to the opposition.
Last week Bantariza threatened that the ruling party cannot hand over power to opposition more especially People Power Movement led by Bobi Wine saying that even if it is means going back to the bush they are ready.
Addressing the media at the party headquarters, Fred Mwesigwa, the deputy party spokesperson, strongly condemned Bantariza’s statements.
He said Ugandans are not threatened any more by mentioning the word guns because since independence there is has not been a peaceful transfer of power in this country.
“He does not own this country. Uganda has seen guns since independence even those that were chased away were speaking like that. Remember Sadam also said such words that he had guns and missiles to hit Americans.How many American did he hit?”he queried.
He cautioned Bantariza stop making such comments because he is not the first person to handle guns in the country.
“Even Amin had guns. Guns are not made here in Uganda. They are made somewhere else. As DP we have been hurt by the words of Bantariza. He should apologise to Ugandans,”he said.
“If you are a man, come with you guns to the city square. Ugandans have seen very many guns, bigger than these ones (of Bantariza) since independence,”he said.